World’s Oldest Dog Turns 26

Posted By Ben Goulding, 10 August, 2009 | permalink


Max, a terrier-cross from Louisiana, who is the world’s oldest dog, turned 26 yesterday, which is equivalent to 182 in dog years.

“I never spoiled Max,” said his owner Janelle Derouen.

“I’ve never fed him anything but Kiddles and Bits [brand of dog food] and a few treats like those beefy doggy bones.

“We don’t give him any food from our table,” added Janelle, 49, who lives with her husband Billy, also 49, in New Iberia.

Max, who is greying, has a veterinary birth certificate to prove his age and is awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records.

Happy birthday and congratulations Max!



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1.4 Mile-Long Wedding Dress

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 August, 2009 | permalink

Every bride wants their wedding dress to stand out from the crowd, but Lin Rong took it one step further when she turned up to her wedding in a 1.4 mile-long dress.

Long Wedding Dress

It took more than 200 guests, over two hours to unroll the dress and pin on 9,999 red silk roses for her wedding.

Groom Zhao Peng said he wanted to challenge the current world record of 1,579 metres.
“Both the length of the dress and the number of silk roses pinned on the wedding dress can make history. But it doesn’t matter whether I can successfully register it on Guinness,” the 28-year-old railway worker from northeast Jilin province was quoted as saying.

With a $6000 price tag, lets hope it becomes official for their sake!


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Man Tattoos Many Flags Onto His Head

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 August, 2009 | permalink

Flags Tattooed On Head

“A man who is so keen on breaking records that he changed his name to Guinness is hoping to gain entry into the record book by tattooing the flag of every country in the world on his body.

Guinness Rishi, 67, of India, already holds four world records, for feats as diverse as building the world’s tallest sugar cube tower and adopting the world’s oldest adoptee (his 61-year-old brother-in-law). But he now plans to cover his body in 220 different flags, a process he estimates will take him three years and cost around £12,500.

Rishi already has six of the tattoos done, on his face – the flags of India, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Cyprus, and the Indian Congress Party. He says that his face is being reserved for the most important flags – he thinks he can fit around 60 1-inch flags on his head.”

Now that’s dedication, but advice for Rishi – buy an atlas!


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Guinness IS Good For You

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 July, 2009 | permalink

Guinness Is Good For YouWe’ve seen the adverts, with the slogan “Guinness Is Good For You.” Well, that may be true after all, according to researchers.

It’s been found that a pint of Guinness a day can help prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.

However, drinking lager does not have the same benefits as the black stuff, experts from the University of Wisconsin told a conference.

Guinness were told to stop using the slogan decades ago – and the firm still makes no health claims for the drink.
The Wisconsin team tested the health-giving properties of stout against lager by giving it to dogs who had narrowed arteries similar to those in heart disease.
They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.

There’ll be celebrations in Ireland tonight, I’m sure!


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