Note: This is is not a complete list. This is a short hand list of names I can think off the top of my head and I encourage people to add more.
Emiko Iwasaki- Artist For Arc System Works, Director of Battle Fantasia
Kiinu Nishimura- Former Artist for Capcom, Worked on a Varriety of Fighting Games including The Street Fighter II Series, The Street Fighter III Series, Cyberbots, Vampire Savior, The Marvel Vs. Capcom series, Etc…
Mariel Cartwright- Lead Animation Artist For Skullgirls
Mari Shimazaki- Lead Artist from Platinum Games and the Bayonetta Series, Designed art and character costumes for Soul Calibur V, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Tekken 7
Yuki “ChocoBlanka” Momochi- Professional competitive Fighting Game Player for Evil Geniuses, Wife of Yusuke “Momochi” Momochi
Ricki Ortiz- Professional Fighting Game Player for Evil Geniuses
Marie-Laure”Kayne” Norindr- Professional Fighting Game Player for Red Bull, Current holder for the Guinness World Records in 2011 for the most the most successful female participant in fighting game tournaments, also host of Esports show as well as notable French Video Game Personality
IFC| Persia- Fighting Game Commentator, MVC player, Wife of IFC Yipes
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.
I Am Fun Size - With Voice Acting Goddess & Supermom Jennifer Hale feat. Anjali Bhimani (VA of Symmetra)
“Jennifer Hale can do it all – Guinness world record holder, voice of more characters than you can imagine, singer, beautiful human, and more. And it’s in her role as a great mom that I wanted you all to hear a special insight about parents that should make you smile.”
Meet Lisa Courtney, Guinness World Record holder for the largest Pokémon collection. Lisa Courtney, 26, started her collection when she was 9 years old and since then has collected more than 16,000 trading cards, figures, toys, clothes ect.
So I’m supposed to be working on my thesis but of course, that’s not happening, and instead I”m distracting myself with videos on the internet.
This one is on the Monty Hall Problem…and I personally didn’t understand it the first few times I read it, and then it clicked, and this video does a good job of communicating how it works.
The problem is as follows:
There are three doors, 1, 2, & 3, and behind one door is an amazing prize like a car or something, and behind the others are goats [which tbh I’d love a goat but maybe that’s the Palestinian in me]. Now, as a contestant, you must choose one of the three doors. Say you choose door number 1.
The host, knowing which prizes are behind each of the doors, then opens up a door number 3, containing a goat [never the prize], and you are then asked whether you would like to switch to door number 2, or stick with your original choice of door number 1.
Would it be better for you to switch, to keep your initially selected door, or would it not make a difference either way?
Initially, I figured it wouldn’t make a difference, as there much simply be a 50/50 chance of the prize being behind one of the two remaining doors, meaning that there’s no point one way or the other, as neither will really “help” your chances.
And I was wrong. By switching to the remaining door, you increase your chances from your initial 1/3 to 2/3, whereas sticking with the previous door keeps you locked into that initial 1/3 chance.
[Added bonus story to further contribute to my procrastination: A reader submitted this question back in 1990 to Marilyn vos Savant, a columnist who was at one point the Guinness World Record holder for having the highest recorded IQ [I wont bother getting into the numerous issues with that or IQ tests in and of themselves, which contributed to Guinness to drop such a record not too long after], and she answered the question properly, saying it would be in your best interest to switch.
As a result of her seemingly counter-intuitive answer, she was flooded with countless letters of people disagreeing with her, an overwhelming number of which were male mathematicians/statisticians/academics who resorted to sexist insults and tropes to voice their disagreement, with some claiming her answer was bogus and derived of “improper female-logic”.
Leilani Franco is a Filipino contortionist who lives in the UK. She is the current Guinness world record holder for “the fastest back bend walk” She traveled in a backbend for a total distance of 20 m (65 ft 7.2 in) in a time of 10.05 seconds. At the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK, on March, 11 2013.
•His full name is Dmitri Tippens Krushnic
•He’s from Greenfield, Massachusetts.
•He was named after his mother’s Russian ex-boyfriend
•He grew up with a single mother who was on welfare.
•When he was a kid, there were times they couldn’t celebrate Christmas were it not for a neighbor giving his mother money to buy him and his brother christmas presents. There were also times when they were homeless, and people helped them. Those little acts of kindness had a profound impact on Misha as kid, and he still remembers them today. Those acts of kindness are also the reason why he decided to start his charity.
•He married his high school sweetheart.
•He built his wife a house.
•They made each other personalized rings.
•They have 2 kids, West Anaximander and Maison Marie.
•He has a BA in Social Theory.
•He used to play the saxophone when he was younger, but he lost his stuff when their house burned down, and then he wasn’t able to get another one.
•A 300 years old maple tree fell in his mother’s yard so he made a bed out of it for his girlfriend.
•He once got arrested because he went to read a book on top of a bank because he needed better lighting.
•He likes green tea and kale.
•He has (or probably had) two turtles.
•He wore a turtle costume to his first Halloween party. It was a negative experience for him because it was handmade and done in a way he had to crawl on all four in order to move.
•He smells like watermelons and cinnamon (according to people who met him)
•He has spent several months in seclusion in monasteries in Tibet.
•He is a certified lifeguard, EMT, and motorcyclist.
•He has slept in an igloo.
•He kayaks, snowboards, bicycle tours, and runs.
•After a devastating forest fire in Los Angeles that killed an innocent tree, Misha and a band of visionary renegades gave it the Christian burial it deserves by planting it illegally in Hollywood.
•He interned at the White House during Clinton Administration.
•He made jokes on his FBI background check.
•He stole security badges from the White House and made a mobile out of them.
•He is a published poet.
•He made most of the furniture in his house.
•He does a lot for charity and uses his influence to encourage his ‘minions’ to contribute.
•He went to Haiti every summer for 3 years, to help build an orphanage.
•He dressed in drag to renew his wedding vows. In a supermarket. With a bouquet made of vegetables.
•He organized a tea party in the middle of a highway with his (amazing) friends. The cops stopped by and had tea with them.
•He does Tibetan throat singing.
•During a fitness test in high school, he was very proud to find out he was the most flexible boy of all boys who had ever participated in the this test. He later found out that his flexibility is due to a birth defect in his spine. After a bike accident, an MRI showed hat stretching too much could leave him paralyzed.
•When he was a kid, he forced himself to eat dirt because he believe it would improve his immune system.
•He posted a picture of himself naked on a horse via twitter.
•He dressed in drag at a high school party, he was so pretty his classmates didn’t recognize him and hit on him. His girlfriend (now wife) was not pleased.
•Once, he was alone at a restaurant with his son. The owner brought him flowers and wished him a happy mother’s day. And this time, he was not in drag.
•He is a Guinness World Record holder.
•He created the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (G.IS.H.W.H.E.S), and his minions from all over the world participated in it. We made the news for making Christmas trees fly.
•He made hundreds of young women wear dresses only made of bacon. He made a calendar out of it.
•He drove a motorcycle all dressed in cheese only.
•Jared Padalecki beat Misha in Words with Friends. Misha owed $1970 and paid in coins, 4 buckets worth.
Adrienne Lewis just might have the longest tongue in the world. She believes her tongue to be 4 inches long, beating the current Guinness World Record holder Nick Stoeberl whose tongue measures 3.97 inches. [via]
Ryszard Tobys of Poland is the Guinness Book World Record holder for building the worlds largest working revolver. The revolver is a scaled up Remington model 1859, that is 28mm in caliber. The gun weighs 99 pounds and is said to be accurate at 50 feet.
Our special guest on Ear Biscuits this week is… Charles Trippy!
Guinness World Record Holder for most consecutive daily vlogs on YouTube, and bass player for the American rock band We The Kings, Charles Trippy, joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about his motivation behind uploading daily vlogs to YouTube for going on seven consecutive years, how documenting his two brain tumors & subsequent surgeries became a therapeutic escape from a life-threatening situation, and his take on the widespread internet speculation surrounding his divorce from Alli Speed & the relationship with new girlfriend, Allie Wesenberg.
Vesna Vulović is a Serbian former flight attendant. She holds the distinction of being the world record holder, according to the Guinness Book of Records, for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,333 ft).
On 26 January 1972, an explosion on JAT Flight 367, while over Srbská Kamenice in Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic) caused the plane to break apart. Vulović, 22 years old at the time, was a flight attendant on board. She suffered a fractured skull, three broken vertebrae (one crushed completely) that left her temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, and two broken legs. She was in a coma for 27 days.
Purin, a ten-year-old female Japanese beagle balances on a yoga ball in Tokyo, Japan, in this picture released by Guinness World Records on March 29th 2016. Purin is now officially the world record holder for the “fastest 10 metres travelled on a ball by a dog”. The beagle was already the holder of one Guinness World Record, for the “most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute”. Credit: AFP/Guinness World Records