At 92 years old, Lorne Figley has been crowned the world’s oldest plumber by Guinness World Records. The Saskatchewan man has been fixing pipes, installing air conditioners and fitting boilers for more than six decades and has no plans to retire.
Superlatives like "the world's biggest" and "the world's first" are almost as ubiquitous as the skyscrapers and mega-projects that have come to define Dubai, home to the tallest building and the busiest international airport on Earth.
It's a record that could stick. A Toronto university says its students, faculty and staff have unofficially broken the Guinness World Record for the most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously.
Using giant tires from an industrial fertilizer spreader and scrap steel, a German man has built a bicycle weighing 940 kilograms that he plans to pedal into the record books as the world's heaviest rideable bike.