Katniss Is the First Woman in 40 Years to Win the Annual Box Office

Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games saga is not actually an experimental art house film about a family arguing over a pizza order as they play an epic game of Monopoly, crossed the $400-million mark at the domestic box office this week. With a domestic haul of $409.4 million, the Jennifer Lawrence … » 1/12/14 12:00pm 1/12/14 12:00pm

Diana Nyad’s Latest Cuba-to-Florida Swim Is Going Well (So Far)

After failing last year (and the time before that, and the time before that, and the time before that…) to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida, crawl exhausted onto the beaches at Key West, and enjoy a mojito Fidel Castro made and bottled in a small, shark-proof thermos, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad was, as of… » 9/01/13 12:00pm 9/01/13 12:00pm

Nobody Believes Recently Deceased Georgian Woman Lived for a…

The purported oldest woman in the world has died and the only question anyone seems capable of asking is, "Yeah, but was she really 132? That seems made up." Antisa Khvichava, hailing from Georgia (as in, the country of) claimed to have been born on July 8, 1880, which would mean that she was 31-years-old when the » 10/10/12 10:40am 10/10/12 10:40am

62-Year-Old Diana Nyad Ends Dangerous Endurance Swim from Cuba to…

Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old endurance swimmer attempting to be the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, was forced to end her quest this morning after a series of overnight circumstances created too dangerous of an environment, including the increasing presence of sharks and… » 8/21/12 10:10am 8/21/12 10:10am

Diana Nyad Is Swimming from Florida to Cuba While the Rest of the…

Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old distance swimmer with a nagging desire to be the first person ever to swim successfully from Cuba to Florida, set off Saturday on her 103-mile journey through the shark- and jellyfish-infested bathwater that separates her from the record books. Though she'd planned on beginning her swim… » 8/19/12 12:00pm 8/19/12 12:00pm

Russian Women Set a World Record for Falling Out of a Plane

An 88-member women's skydiving team in Russia broke a world record this week when they completed a red, white and blue flower-formation dive, which, judging by how pretty it looks, was really, really, hard. It was so hard, in fact, that it took the Pearls of Russia three attempts because everyone in the group has to… » 7/29/12 1:30pm 7/29/12 1:30pm

The Strongest Girl in the World Is Really, Really Strong

The strongest girl in the world may very well be a 10-year-old from Fair Lawn, NJ named Naomi Kutin, who can lift more than twice her 99-pound body weight. According to a profiled in The Jewish Daily Forward, Kutin can squat just about 215 pounds and, during the first weekend in July, set two new regional records with … » 7/11/12 9:30am 7/11/12 9:30am

Badass Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Will Once Again Attempt to Swim to …

What would happen if Diana Nyad (best swimmer name ever), the 63-year-old endurance swimmer who is making a fourth attempt to swim the 103 miles of shark-attack warm water from Florida to Cuba, were confronted with a hungry shark mid-stroke? Ha! Trick question — sharks know not to fuck with the broad-shouldered Nyad… » 7/10/12 9:30am 7/10/12 9:30am

British Woman Becomes the First Person to Ski Across Antarctica Alone


If the winter weather is getting to you, imagine how British skier Felicity Aston must have felt. She just returned today from a solo ski expedition across Antarctica. She is the first woman—and first human—to complete such a journey alone. The trip took her 59 days, during which she was powered only by her own… » 1/23/12 9:45pm 1/23/12 9:45pm

World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Is As Adorable As She Is Flexible


Forget trying to help this little old lady across the street: Bernice Bates, who's 91 years old, is probably more spry than you are. Guinness World Records has just awarded her the title of Oldest Yoga Teacher, and she teaches once a week at her retirement center in Florida. The great-grandmother may not actually be… » 12/22/11 7:50pm 12/22/11 7:50pm

Woman Grows Nails For 18 Years, Is Honored Accordingly

Yesterday Guinness World Records named Chris Walton of Las Vegas the woman with the world's longest fingernails. Her nails measure 10-feet-2-inches on her left hand and 9-feet-7-inches on her right hand. Perhaps Walton does have the longest nails in the world, but the folks at Guinness should really take style and… » 9/15/11 9:30am 9/15/11 9:30am

Dog Awarded The Guinness World Record For The Longest Ears In The World

Congratulations to Harbor, an 8-year-old Black and Tan Coonhound from Boulder, Colorado, for being awarded the Guinness World Record for having the longest ears as a living dog. His ears measure 12.25 inches (left) and 13.5 inches (right). And you thought you were teased for your dumbo-like ears in middle school! » 9/06/11 6:15pm 9/06/11 6:15pm