Guinness World Records Ltd.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Starts Today!

    It's here again. The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is this weekend. It last three days (September 12, 13, and 14) and will feature music acts, and of course, Maine lobster mals for $20, which will come with coleslaw, potatoes, sweet bread, lemon wedges, and some sort of butter sauce for dippi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014

    Deep Purple

    Pacific Amphitheater

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013

    Boeing Boeing

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    Local Films Get Their Due at NBFF

    Works by Cherie Kerr, Joseph Armario, Doug Penikas, among others, make appearances alongside Jon Carnoy and Michael Horelick's skateboard doc

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Mark Trahanovsky and His Epic Climb Team Set Stair-Climbing World Record in Jacksonville, FL

    Yorba Linda's Mark Trahanovsky went to Jacksonville, Florida, and all he came back with was a lousy t-shirt.Oh, yeah: and a world record.He was part of the "Epic Climb" team that over the weekend past set the 24-hour stair climbing relay record at Jacksonville's tallest building, the 42-story Bank o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    [UPDATED: They Did It!] Watch Out For Flying Balls! UCI Attempts Dodgeball World Record Today

    See update at the end of this post!ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 26, 1:21 P.M.: At UC Irvine, nothing says back-to-school week like hundreds of brightly colored rubber balls flying at you at frightening speeds. This afternoon, the school will attempt to regain the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival This Weekend

    In 2009, The Guinness Book of World Records has The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival listed as the Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. If you've always wanted to go to a Guinness record holder for anything, this one's the one you need to go to this weekend. 

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Wayne Coyne Says 2013 Is the Year of the Flaming Lips

    After breaking a Guinness World Record, the Oklahoma psych rockers have much more in store

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Irvine Chocolatiers Build A 9-Ton Chocolate Mayan Temple, Break Guinness World Record

    Here's something to make you pause and wonder: What am I doing with my life? That's because you are not the chocolatiers at Qzina Specialty Foods in Irvine. They did what no man has done before, which is build an 18,239-pound ancient Mayan temple out of chocolate.  It took more the team mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top 10 Video Game Posts of 2011

    Flickr user Rad Jose​If you're a regular OC Weekly reader and a gamer, our video game writer Peter Mai is probably your hero. Our video game columnist consistently gets hundreds of thousands of page views every week with his insightful and well-written blogs. Which ones were the most popular this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    15,000 OC Third-Graders Pack Angels Stadium to Get Brainwashed by Corporations, Political Hacks on OC "History"

    ​Until yesterday, the most-infamous case of OC mass schoolkid indoctrination was a 1961 rally at Glover Stadium in Anaheim held by the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a red-baiting machine whose members included Walter Knott and the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, and whose paranoia set the stage ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    WINNER'S CIRCLE: Diane Gershuny

    [BEST OF 2011: GAME ON!] PR Maven

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    UC Irvine Retakes World's Largest Game of Dodgeball Record

    Michael Chin/OC Weekly Click here to see more images from the day.​Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge: These principles are ones that UC Irvine holds very near and dear to their hearts, as they made their second (successful!) attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    DJDC Wants to Break the World Record for the Longest DJ Set Ever at Yost

    Doug Neill/OC WeeklyDJDC at last year's Pacific Festival OC, when he tried to break the record the first time​Austrian DJDC is planning to break the Guinness World Record for the longest club DJ set ever again. The current world record DJ set stands with DJ King at 120 hours and 19 minutes; DJDC ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    UC Irvine Attempts to Reclaim Record for World's Largest Dodgeball Game

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more images from UC Irvine's world record game.​Get ready for some more flying balls.  Last year, UC Irvine broke the Guinness World Record for largest dodgeball game, enlisting 1,745 participants for a day of utter mayhem. (See our slideshow o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Teens Take Advantage of Denny's All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for 24 Hours

    ​Us Simpsons freaks will forever recall the episode when Homer and Marge went to an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the Frying Dutchman, only to have Captain McAllister boot Homer and utter the immortal line "'Tis no man; 'tis a remorseless eating machine." Homer sued, of course, and reached a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Discovery Science Center Gets World Record-Breaking Bubble

    ​Thank goodness nobody sneezed.  Fan and Deni Yang, a father-son bubble-artist duo from China, burst the Guinness World Record today for cramming the most people in a single soap bubble. On an outdoor stage at Santa Ana's Discover Science Center, 151 people stood motionless as a clear, shimme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Irvine Gamer Gal Sets Guinness World Record in 'Guitar Hero'

    Guinness World Records​Gamers, meet your dream woman. The fast-fingered Annie Leung of Irvine set the female world record for a single track on Guitar Hero III, racking up 789,349 points on the expert level of "Through the Fire and Flames" by the band DragonForce. The September 2010 achievement i ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 30, 2010
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    November 23, 2010

    'Surf-Happy Microcosmonaut' Breaks World Record For Consecutive Hours Surfed

    Brent Hilleman Photography/SWELL.comThe elements took their toll on Laity.​The waves near the Huntington Beach pier on Monday morning weren't much to get excited about, but that didn't much concern Bill Laity--a self-proclaimed "surf-happy microcosmonaut"--in his pursuit for Guinness Book of World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    The Fifth Annual Thousands-of-People-Who-Aren't-Filipino-Prisoners-Dance-to-'Thriller'-Simultaneously Happens Tomorrow

    ​Wrap your head around this: For the fifth year in a row, teams in 25 countries will perform the Thriller dance simultaneously tomorrow at the annual Thrill The World event. For Orange County, that means at 4 p.m. in Irvine, people will be "thrilling" at the Atomic Ballroom (17961 Skypark Cir. Sui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    [UPDATED:] UCI Attempts Dodgeball World Record Today

    Photo by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​UPDATE: They did it! At least, that's what photographer Christopher Victorio, whose work has graced this very site, reveals in his comment below.Check out Victroio's slideshow from the event.Watch your face while strolling UC Irvine today. Balls will be flyi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Scenes from Pacific Festival: OC

    Douglas Neill/OC Weekly​ Pacific Festival: OC, held this weekend in Costa Mesa's Triangle Square, was conceived because co-founder Steve Aoki knew there wasn't much going on by way of music festivals. So how did the first installment of the event go? Find out in photos, after the jump.

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    Sexy Studs and Pussies Sought

    ​Wanted:  "12 sexy studs and their pet cats." No, this is not a casting alert for the worst porn ever. Found Animals Foundation and celebrity/fashion photographer Adam Bouska are collaborating on a calendar called "6 Packs/9 Lives" to draw attention to the millions of shelter cats in need o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Bubblefest XIV

    Discovery Science Center

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    So Where Did Buca di Beppo's Spaghetti Go, Anyway?

    Dave Lieberman​Edwin blogged earlier today about Buca di Beppo in Garden Grove attempting to make the world's largest bowl of pasta (the previous contender weighed in at 9,797 pounds). We called for more details and spoke to Mike Vallone, the on-site PR guy from BRAINtrust Marketing and Communicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Today: Buca Di Beppo's Filling a Swimming Pool with Spaghetti

    ​Can you say, "Ugh"? Buca di Beppo is reportedly going to attempt to break the Guinness record for world's largest bowl of pasta by dumping 10,000 pounds of spaghetti, 120 gallons of sauce and meatballs into a hotel swimming pool. Yes, a hotel swimming pool.*This will all take place today from 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    The Auld Dubliner Attempts World's Largest Guinness

    ​ Join the Auld Dubliner in Tustin this Saturday as they attempt to pour the world's tallest Guinness--eight feet tall. Four-hundred gallons.And as tasty as the dark stout is, we all know it's not exactly the most diet-friendly beverage either. If successful, at 400 gallons, the world's largest be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Drink of the Week: World's Largest Guinness at The Auld Dubliner

    Grace LeSoon to be the world's largest beer.​If bigger is better, then we're gonna have the best. This week's Drink of the Week is an eight-foot-tall, 430 gallon monstrosity. The Auld Dubliner of Tustin is attempting to obliterate the Guinness World Record for pouring the World's Largest Guinness. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​ Edwin explores the possibilities of "All Purpose Sauce" in Wacky Snacks, lists Five All Time Greatest Food Movies, answers the time-old question of what astronaughts do with taco sauce in space, and announces that it's that time again for tandoori Thanksgiving turkey! Dave gets Santiago Vallejo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Could This Be The Best Club Sandwich In The World?

    Window shopping our way around South Coast Plaza may be a pleasant way to spend a morning, but when it's time to fill our grumbling bellies, we're stumped. There are a few upmarket options, sure (Hamamori, Marché Moderne and Charlie Palmer), along with some fast-food joints at the other end of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    Cubist Theory

    Rubik’s Cube World Record Attempt

  • Culture

    April 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Bubble Burstin'

    One thing in life is certain: kids friggin' love bubbles. Another slightly less certain fact: They also tend to enjoy elephants. This prompted 15-time Guinness World Record holding bubble craftsman Fan Yang to attempt to puncture yet another world bubble record by placing one of the world's largest ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Soapy Jumbo

    Bubblefest XII

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    The Great Photo

    The Guinness Book of World records has announced a gigantic photo taken from an airport hangar turned camera obscura at Irvine's Great Park, the former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, is the largest in the world! According to a release from the Great Park's marketing people, “The Great Pict ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Bursting Your Bubble

    Bubbles Under the Big Top

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Surfin' USA

    Dekes Guitar Geek Festival Wipes You Out

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Style Wars

    Supernatural sets world records

  • Music

    August 3, 2006


    Freestyle legend Supernatural aims for the Guinness Book of World Recordsin rapping

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Do As I Say and As I Do

    Break Simon at the Anaheim Heritage Forum

  • Film

    March 30, 2006

    Ryan's Hope

    It came from Chapman U: believe it or not!

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Extreme Extremeness

    Napalm Death brutalize the very concept of brutality with crushing, brutal crushingness

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Geeks Ahoy!

    Dekes Guitar Geek Fest 3 comes to the Jolly Roger

  • Unknown

    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    February 24, 2005
  • Columns

    June 10, 2004

    Dog Day After June

    Reality: its not just for leftists anymore

  • Columns

    April 29, 2004
  • Culture

    December 6, 2001


    Girly Freak Show brings beatings, masochism and long needles for your viewing pleasure

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