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The rules were clear; to participate, you needed four things:

A floral-printed dress (knee length), a shawl (red or pink), artificial flowers in your hair (three, at a minimum), but most important of all, of course, was the unibrow.

Hundreds of people came together at the Dallas Museum of Art Thursday night, in an attempt to set the record for the largest gathering ever of people dressed like Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Her work is on display at the museum as part of a wildly popular exhibit that also features paintings by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco. The exhibit is among the museum’s top 10 most successful since 2000, according to the Dallas Morning News, with more than 75,000 visitors as of mid-June.

Thursday would have marked the influential artist’s 110th birthday, but she died in 1954.

Frida Kahlo Celebrated With An Attempt At A World Record

Photos: Miguel Perez/KERA
Mai Kuraki Awarded Guinness World Record for Most Theme Songs in a Single Anime Series
The Detective Conan anime series can add a Guinness World Record to its resume, thanks to Mai Kuraki. The singer was awarded the Guinness World Record for singing the most theme songs for a single animation series. Kuraki has performed 21 theme songs for long-running series and was acknowledged for her achievement at a ceremony on July 25.

330 million books, one piece of tape.

We’ve got a new world record in storage capacity, folks. Sony Storage Media Solutions, in collaboration with IBM scientists, recorded 201 gigabits of uncompressed data onto a square inch of magnetic tape. When those square inches are wound into a single palm-sized cartridge they’re capable of storing 330 terabytes of information, or the equivalent of about 330 million books. Better start reading.

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The Bugatti Chiron Really is Mind-Blowingly Fast

With 0–400–0 km/h (0-249-0 mph) in 42 seconds, the Bugatti Chiron sets a world record: the 1,500 h.p. supercar has accelerated from a standing start to 400 km/h and back to a standstill in just 42 seconds (41.96). This is the fastest time ever achieved and officially measured for this driving manoeuvre for a production vehicle in the world. This ultimate super sports car is truly a breaker of new dimensions and underlines this with its unique performance figures.


A world-record stampede of origami elephants has descended on the Bronx Zoo, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about poaching.

The collection of 78,564 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest display of origami elephants. People from all 50 states and 40 other countries responded to the zoo’s call to send in origami elephants, Guinness World Records said in its announcement.

It added that the diverse participants included a “a 109-year-old woman, students from a school of the deaf, as well as participants from Iran, Kazakhstan and Egypt.”

The colorful folded creations filled rows of walls as a Guinness record adjudicator assessed the record attempt on Thursday.

Bronx Zoo Breaks World Record For Largest Display Of Origami Elephants

Photos: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS


Mai Kuraki ha sido galardonada con el Guinness World Records como la cantante con más canciones interpretadas en una serie de anime. Al día de la fecha, ha colaborado con Detective Conan en 21 ocasiones.

I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
Ink Spots
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

Song: I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire / Hey Doc!

Artist: Ink Spots

Record Label: Decca 3987

Recorded: August 27, 1941

Location: Galaxy News Radio, Fallout 3 television commercials, intro cinematic

Quite possibly the theme of Fallout 3, this song memorably features in the television commercials and the opening cinematic. As the busted dashboard tube radio sparks into life, you’ll hear Bill Kenny’s high tenor echo throughout the abandoned bus and the ruins of Washington D.C.

Originally, this song was meant to be used in the original Fallout, but “Maybe” was used instead due to licensing issues. There’s still a couple of references to “World on Fire” in the original game. I think I have “Maybe” on a record around here somewhere.

As Three Dog announces on GRN: “This is the Ink Spots, with their timeless classic, ‘I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire’.”

The Ink Spots’ popularity has surged in recent years, probably due to the inclusion of many of their songs in video games. This particular lineup has Bill Kenny as lead tenor, Hoppy Jones as bass, Deek Watson as the second tenor, Charlie Fuqua as the baritone, and Ace Harris as the pianist.

You’ll find a large number of their songs under their tag here.This is a classic of their distinctive “Top & Bottom” format with Bill Kenny on lead tenor and Hoppy Jones on talking bass; a formula still successful just a few years after their runaway hit in 1939, “If I Didn’t Care”.

Listen to the flip side “Hey Doc!” here.