Woman Sets Record for World's Longest, Most Unwieldy Name

Having a long name is annoying for many reasons—introductions are complicated, filling out forms is a pain in the ass—but one woman in England purposefully gave herself an incredibly cumbersome name in order to help a charity she started after her son died. And in the process she ended up breaking the record for the… » 5/04/12 9:30am 5/04/12 9:30am

China Decides to Stops Giving Orphans the Last Names 'State' and 'Party'

China has issued a new rule that will make life easier for the tens of thousands of children that grow up in its orphanages. Up until now, it was common practice for orphanages to give their children surnames either based on the place that they were abandoned or to give them generic names like "Guo" or "Dang," which… » 2/13/12 1:30pm 2/13/12 1:30pm