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.
A Nova Scotia figure skater may have just spun her way into the world record books. Olivia Rybicka-Oliver, 11, spun at a speed equivalent to 342 revolutions per minute on the ice during a competition in Poland on Monday.