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Charlie Sheen Changes Name, Usain Bolt Loses, Happy National Donut Day! It's the News in World Records

 
 
 
 
 
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Sometimes, it's better to just wipe the slate clean and start over. Is that what Charlie Sheen is going for by changing his name in his latest film appearance, in the upcoming action movie, "Machete Kills?"

Sheen, his longtime stage name, decided to be billed this time around as Carlos Estevez, his born name. And can you blame him? Don't forget, but just two years ago, Sheen's classic series of rants and meltdowns propelled him to the record for fastest time to reach a million Twitter followers, needing just 25 hours 17 minutes.

A record holder multiple times over, fastest man alive Usain Bolt actually lost a competitive race. The holder of the fastest 100- and 200-meter dashes in history fell by 0.01 of a second to the USA's Justin Gatlin at the Golden Gala leg of the IAAF Diamond League series, with Gatlin takin gold in a time of 9.94 seconds. Something tells me this is just a blip on the Bolt radar and that the Jamaican isn't nearly ready to give up his World's Fastest Man crown anytime soon. Check out video of the race.

The United States celebrates National Donut Day today, with plenty of national and local donut chains offering freebies to commemorate the occasion. In the mood for a few donut-related records to satiate the craving? Glad you asked! The most powdered doughnuts eaten in three minutesis six and was achieved by Shamus Petherick (Australia) at Donuts Coffee N More in Deception Bay, Queensland, Australia, on 12 December 2010. The fastest time to eat a jam doughnut with no hands (and without licking the lips) is 30.53 seconds and was achieved by Oli White (UK) at the Across the Pond new office launch, in London, UK, on 6 March 2013. And the largest filled doughnut weighed 1.7 tonnes (3,739 lb) and was made by representatives from Hemstroughts Bakeries, Donatos Bakery and the radio station WKLL-FM, in Utica, New York, USA, on 21 January 1993. Yum.

Lastly, a new airline start-up is describing itself as the "Netflix of business travel." Surf Air, based in California, will offer travelers an all-you-can-fly monthly pass, determined to provide a corporate jet experience at a much more welcoming cost. Seems like a guaranteed way to try and break the record for most scheduled flight journeys within 30 days, but not so fast! That record is 135 and was achieved by Mark Malkoff (USA) during a campaign organized by AirTran Airways from 1 to 30 June 2009, but official rules state that private and chartered flights aren't allowed.

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