Largest Feet Record Broken

“The first thing that people notice about Brahim Takioullah is not his feet – which he hopes will make him famous – but his enormous height. He stands more than 8-foot-tall. As he strolls through downtown Paris people gasp, stare, take his picture and ask: ‘Are you the tallest man in the world?’ He’s not, not quite, but he does have the biggest pair of feet on the planet – and that’s official. Judges from Guinness World Records came to France to measure him and confirmed his suspicion that he had record-breaking feet – his left measuring 38.1 inches in length and his right, 37.4 inches. Takioullah cannot stand up straight in the small flat he shares with his mother in the Paris suburbs, has difficulty getting into a taxi or the Metro, and can never move around without attracting attention.” w/ photos

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Water Calligraphy Tricycle

A tricycle modified by Canadian artist Nicholas Hanna mimics the Chinese custom of writing temporary messages on the road with water. A computer strapped to the handlebars of the Water Calligraphy Device allows the rider to type the Chinese characters they wish to spell out. These characters are transmitted electronically to a set of valves, which release water droplets in programmed patterns as the trike moves forward… The project was inspired by water calligraphy practiced in parks around China, where passages of poetry are spelled out on the ground for onlookers.” w/ photos

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World’s Largest Violin

“Each month we bring you a closer look at one of our Record Holders. This month, it’s the Vogtland Masters violin and bow making who created a 14ft long playable violin!”

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Real Life Flea Circus!

“Weird! Real Life Flea Circus! Filmed in Paris in 1949, this genuine flea circus sees some very big fleas pulling various miniature vehicles across a table. They are harnessed by a thin wire. Rather disgusting! However, until about 1930, performing fleas were in fact a main carnival attraction.” — britishpathe

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Top 7 Greatest Keanu Reeves Stories

“Keanu Reeves is an amazing human being. Despite having led a pretty hard life filled with a lot of tragedy, he’s managed to not only be one of the most giving celebrities of all time, but a truly great human being that, by example, is teaching us all that we should “be excellent to each other”. So, from donating millions of dollars to the crews of his films, to having breakfast with the homeless, to being seemingly immortal, here are the greatest Keanu Reeves stories ever told.” w/ photos

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