World Record

A Pakistani student Rai Haris Manzoor has made a new world record by passing the O-Level examination of the University of Cambridge at the age of nine years. He completed the courses of seven classes in 17 months.

Previously, the record of the youngest O-Level student was with Sitara Brooj Akbar of Chiniot in Punjab. She passed the exam at the age of 11.

Resource: Dawn.com

am i the only one that occasionally forgets one member in seventeen when i have to list their names for something and like it’s not always the same member but i start flailing my arms and staring blankly at the wall and starts saying “who is it!! who is this member!!” and then when u finally remember his name you’re like “okay how did i forget you don’t worry son i love you”

Matthieu Ricard, a 66-year old Tibetan monk and geneticist, produces brain gamma waves—linked to consciousness, attention, learning and memory—never before reported in neuroscience, leading researchers to conclude that Ricard is the world’s happiest man. The secret to his success in achieving bliss? Meditation.”

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Sherlock: The World Record Attempt

How do you fancy helping to set a new world record?

On August 31 2014, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation will attempt to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The challenge will be hosted at Temple Newsam, a beautiful historic country house a short distance outside of the city of Leeds, with the chief aim of helping to raise funds towards a new £2m Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.  Attendees can choose to dress as any incarnation of Sherlock Holmes they wish from his long and storied history.

Registration is £15 and in return participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Holmes. Sherlock fans can enter a raffle for £5 to win signed goodies from the cast of Sherlock, including Benedict Cumberbatch signed photographs, Sherlock script and books. 100% of proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre, said: “Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but according to the most influential fictional biography of Holmes by Baring-Gould, Holmes was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of three sons of Siger Holmes and Violet Sherrinford. We wanted to reclaim him for Yorkshire, and he is the perfect inspiration for our Appeal as the world’s brainiest detective.”

Clair added: “We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause! If you love Sherlock you will love this fun family event, expect special guests and some great  entertainment.”

Register for the event at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
 
 For special announcements and event news follow @yorkshirebrain, #sherlockrecord

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Aug. 29, 1929: “Over the wastes of Siberia she soared like an astral wanderer, a marvel to lonely souls left far behind in the march of progress,” The Times wrote of the Graf Zeppelin, which completed its circumnavigation of the globe after 21 days, 7 hours and 26 minutes. After the voyage, the ship was bunked in a hangar in Lakehurst, N.J., while workers replenished the ship’s fuel and gas and prepared her for another voyage. The passengers disembarked, taking a commuter train back to New York. Photo: The New York Times