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Just  a little reminder

Yuzuru Hanyu is:

- Junior world and GPF champion

-  2x Senior World champion, 2x world silver medalist and a world bronze medalist

-  Olympic champion  

- 4X consecutive GPF champion (the first man to do so), GPF silver medalist

- 4x National champion,

- 10x GP medalist

- 3x 4CC silver medalist

- in the Guinness book of world record ;-)

- the first skater in history to successfully land a Quad Loop (Ritberger) in  a competition

- asthmatic

- at the age of 22 already a living legend

Yuzuru Hanyu has broken  world records 10 times, he is the holder of the highest score in short program, long program and combined score, he is the first man to have broken the 100-point barrier in the short program, the 200-point  barrier in Long program and  the 300-point barrier in the combined total score.

Let’s see if the overhyped youngsters can come even close to these results LOL

Shout-out to this dog for having a long-ass tail

In fact, it is the world’s longest dog tail, according to the Guinness Book Of World Records. The Irish wolfhound’s name is Keon, which means “courageous warrior,” none of which really matters because just look at that goddamn tail. The 30-inch long leviathan of fur whips around like a separate animal surgically fused to the dog, like some sort of real-life sphinx. Perhaps no shot in the video above is as stunning as the one in which the crazily proportioned dog catches a piece of bread in mid-air, his tail flailing wildly behind him in a manner that could swipe a grown man’s feet out from under him. Even when shot from the front, the tail is visible. The fucking thing moves with a mind of its own.

And so we say: Good for you, courageous warrior, dog with long-ass tail. In other eras you might treated as a demon or a visitor from another dimension. In ours, you are a world-record holder.

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This sweet little baby bean has touched my life. Born August 29th, 1958 and passed away June 25th, 2009.

Today marks the 8th anniversary of Michael’s passing and like most true fans, we mourn but we can still celebrate how wonderful and inspirational he is and was.

Michael Jackson is and will always be the King of Pop. He literally is a king too, King Sani in a tribal village in Africa! Jackson was always proud of his black heritage.

One of the things I love about him is his personality. He was misunderstood by many people (one thing in particular was his love for childlike things, but he always said that if you want to understand this, listen to his song “Childhood”). His personality people didn’t really understand. Jackson was a kind, gentle soul. His thoughts about music, life, and everything he spoke about or wrote about were expressed in a philosophical way. He was intelligent, humble, soft spoken, and very shy and grateful. He had a rich inner world (like a true introvert) and fans like myself always say: watch interviews to get a sense of who he really was!

Another thing I love about him is that he would show cultural appreciation in the things he did. He was all about embracing culture, individualism, love for each other, and the end of hate and ignorance. The epitome of what he was all about was to change the world for the better.

Michael really was a unique man. His attention to detail and his aesthetic-they contribute to why he’s such a legend. He was a genius and knew what would make people crave for more.
He reached global fame, one reason for his iconic dances. The moonwalk wasn’t invented by him but it definitely became his signature move. The Thriller dance, the “lean”, Billie Jean? He revolutionized dance. Another reason for his globalization is his philanthropy work. He donated $300 million dollars overall to 39 charities and holds the Guinness World Record for donated the most money as an entertainer. Everything he did was about raising global awareness through his music, his concerts, and videos. He created a scholarship, a foundation, and he’s created worldly renowned songs about encouraging people to help and take action to make the world better.

He really was a genuine entertainer. People had never seen anything like him-his outfits, his moves, his dances, and songs: they were all creative and inventive. Jackson’s carried on legacy reached global impact. The statues and memorabilia across the nation, the albums released after his death, and the reoccurring performances by impersonators carry on his spirit.

His albums: iconic. Thriller is known as the greatest album of all time. It went platinum in a week! Each song on it was literally a hit. It was #1 for 39 weeks; in the top 10 for 80 weeks! It was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for this. With his music, he received numerous awards and is known for winning 8 Grammys in 1984, which is also put in the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s actually in there 39 times! He’s won 26 American Music Awards, 13 Grammys, one of the few artists to be in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame TWICE, 16 World Music Awards, has been honored by TWO Presidents of the United States, and many many more that I can’t name but because of all of the awards he’s won, he’s now dubbed the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music.

All of his albums resonated with people. Jackson revolutionized the music industry, fashion, and dance with his innovative work and even paved the way for black artists. Say what you want about Michael Jackson but he is one of a kind. There will never be another Michael Jackson and nobody can deny his tremendous impact on the world.

Thank you Michael for blessing us with your creativity. You’ve touched this earth. You’re one of the most beautiful people to walk this planet (also literally because just look at him??).
I love you so much, I wish I could have met you or attended a concert but I’d say that seeing one of my favorite impersonators gave me closure.

Continue to Rest In Peace, angel.
And P.S. you may have been lonely sometimes but you were never truly lonely because you had us. You still do, always and forever.

Towser, a long-haired tortoiseshell female, the resident feline pest control expert at Glenturret from 1963 till 1987 was an officially recognised record breaker. Her record breaking victim count was estimated as 28,899 mice, which were laid out on the Still House floor each morning to be inspected by the stillman. The auditors for the Guinness book of records observed Towser’s prowess over a number of days and her total kill count was estimated statistically. She was commemorated by a bronze statue at the visitor’s centre at Glenturret and her story was featured on Blue Peter. Her paw prints also decorate the label on a bottle of Fairlie’s light Highland Liqueur. Her successors are Dylan and Brooke who were chosen for their friendliness and photogenic looks rather than for their mousing skills.

Profile of an Innovator: Ernestine Shepherd - This Grandma Can Kick Your Butt

Ernestine Shepherd does more exercise before noon than most active people do in an entire week. She wakes up before dawn, says her devotions, fuels up, and runs at least 10 miles (she’s a Boston Marathon qualifier and finished tops in her age group in nine marathons, plus dozens of other races). She’s at the gym by 8, where she does an hour-plus-long strength routine, teaches a couple of sculpting classes, then trains clients privately. After returning home for lunch and a nap, she’s back at the gym for more classes and client training. Shepherd is also a competitive bodybuilder: This year she took first place in both the open and master divisions at a recent competition near her Baltimore home, beating out women more than half her age.

Did we mention that Shepherd is 75 years young, making her the oldest female competitive bodybuilder according to the Guinness Book of World Records?

Even more amazing is that Shepherd (known as Ernie to friends and family) first began competing four years ago, at age 71. And she didn’t get into doing any type of formal fitness routine until her mid 50s, when she and her sister, Mildred, decided they needed to start exercising to shape up and slim down. Although her sister passed away just a year later, Shepherd vowed to keep up what they’d started. “Her dream was for us to make the Guinness Book of Records as bodybuilders, and to inspire and motivate others about the value of living a healthy, positive, confident lifestyle.”

Shepherd’s own lifestyle is based on her daily mantra: “Determined. Dedicated. Disciplined.” which she hangs on posters around the gym and wears on all her workout clothes. Besides her rigorous training schedule she follows an austere diet, high in lean protein (she sips cups of liquid egg whites like others would drink water) and whole grains and low in fat and sugar, avoiding caffeine, sweets, and alcohol. Her sleek muscles are the envy of women 50 years her junior, and she keeps them strong with an ever-varied routine that often includes 100 pushups and 50-pound squats. (She counts her back as her best feature.) 

Shepherd keeps up her demanding routine partly out of vanity (“I love wearing skimpy outfits and I like the way I look!”), and because it makes her feel good (“It keeps my mind free of problems”). But mostly she’s motivated by the response she gets from others. “At 75, I have more years behind me than I have in front,” she declares. “I want to continue spreading the message that age is nothing but a number, and that’s it’s never too soon—or too late— to live your healthiest life.”

Tell us: What kind of workout do you think you’ll be doing when you’re 75?

—Alyssa Shaffer, Women’s Health reporter

Photo: Yohnnie Shambourger

  • Scene: In the car with Smash and Grace.
  • Me: Plays one of Shakira's new songs.
  • Smash: is this another language?
  • Me: Yeah, it's Spanish. Her name is Shakira, she's from Argentina.
  • Smash: Hummm. Does she also sing in English?
  • Me: Sure, but most of her music is in Spanish.
  • Smash: Is Shakira spelled S-H-A-K-I-R-A?
  • Me: Yes????
  • Smash: Oh, okay, well, she's actually from Colombia.
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Sherlock Holmes on Elementary is definitely a jerk. But he’s also a good person with a deep sense of empathy. Let’s explore how Elementary fits into the legacy of Holmes Adaptions, and how the character is depicted in these complex, contradictory ways.

Transcript below the cut

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2017: Sherlock.

{For those of you not aware Project Awesomesauce is a campaign that was originally started to raise awareness of certain topics and issues that we feel are not taken seriously in today’s society - for example, mental health & Equality And Human Rights as well as other stuff. It would be cool if you could check us out! This is our first competition and we are excited to announce it celebrates Sherlock!}

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The 31st of October 2017 will mark the 125th anniversary of the debut of Conan Doyle’s legendary character, Sherlock Holmes

The genius invention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been amazing us with his deduction and observational skills for well over a century now. First published in The Strand, the consulting detective took the world by storm, making him the world’s most well-known fictional detective. Considered as a British cultural icon, he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most portrayed movie character in history.

The character has had an immense effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with further works being written by people other than Conan Doyle and the original stories being adapted into stage and radio plays, televisions, films, video games and other media for over 100 years, including – but not limited to – The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, the Japanese anime adaption for children, Sherlock Hounds, and the modern-day BBC version, Sherlock.

Type of Competition:

A Showcase Of Creativity.

Competition brief:

We want you to create your very own case for the detective to solve:
  
• you can choose whether it’s modern day, original setting, or set in any other adaptation you prefer.
• create a new villain and a profile for them.
• write a story with your created character, no more than 5,000 words - it can be any style, but must feature Holmes, Watson and your villain. It can contain as many of the rest of the original cast as you want, whether that be Doyle’s original work or based off the plethora of adaptations.
• make a trailer/poster/a radio advert/other way to advertise your work.
• we will allow people working together to create their entries - however, this is limited to three people.
• entries must be sent in by email to projectawesomesauce@outlook.com, before the deadline and all your work must be attached and sent with the following details:

- your Wattpad username {or any other social media name if you are not on Wattpad} - if it is a joint entry then the names of all the people involved should be given.
- actual name {optional}
- what adaptation/era your version is based off
- any additional details or notes you’d wish to include.

• please make it explicit if your entry contains upsetting or “R” rated scenes.

• DEADLINE: 1st December 2017, 24:00 {GMT}

Judging/announcing winners:

• Entries will be judged by us and whittled down to five. These will then be published and the one who has the most votes within the next few weeks will have won. In the event of a tie, we will work together to choose our favourite

• The official winner will be announced around Jan/Feb 2018, when we are announcing are next competition. 

 Prizes: 

• the winner will get an official “2017 Awesomesauce Badge”.
• they will be invited to talk about their entry in more detail - if they want to.
• all the entrants that get published will be given shoutouts. 
• the winning case will be shared on other social media.

If you have any further queries, please message us on this account!

We look forward to receiving entries! Let the awesomeness commence!

- @thefineideayoucrave and @mynameissonotholly

They call it “The Hummus Wars.”

Lebanon accused the Israeli people of trying to steal hummus and make it their national dish, explains Ronit Vered, a food journalist with the newspaper Haaretz in Tel Aviv. And so hummus became a symbol, she tells us, “a symbol of all the tension in the Middle East.”

The war began over a 4,532-pound plate of hummus.

In 2009, Fadi Abboud — the minister of tourism ­­— led Lebanon to break the world record for making the largest tub of hummus in the world. At the time, Abboud was also chairman of the Lebanese Industrialists Association. “A group of us just came from a food exhibition in France. There they were telling us that hummus is an Israeli traditional dish,” he says. “I mean, the world now thinks that Israel invented hummus.”

Abboud could not let that stand. “I thought the best way to tell the world that the hummus is Lebanese is to break the Guinness Book of Records.”

Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Photo: Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images
Caption: Lebanese chefs celebrate in Beirut after setting a new Guinness record for what was then the biggest tub of hummus in the world — weighing over 2 tons — in October 2009.