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Record-breakers in the news today

Billed as "the greatest movie ever assembled", the first trailer for The LEGO Movie has today been released online.

With a voice cast that includes Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, and Arrested Development star Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, the computer-animated adventure comedy follows an average LEGO minifigure called Emmet as he's mistaken for an extraordinary and all-powerful "MasterBuilder".

The largest commercially available LEGO set based on the number of individual pieces is the 5,922-piece Taj Mahal (No. 10189). When completed, the model of the famous Indian temple measures c.51 x 41 cm (20 x 16 in).

Sticking with movie’s featuring Will Ferrell, today also saw the release of a new trailer for TV newsroom comedy sequel Anchorman 2.

This time set in the ‘80s, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate return , along with appearances from Harrison Ford, Kristen Wigg, Nicole Kidman and Jim Carrey.

The longest career as a television news broadcaster world record is held by Walter Furley (USA), who worked as the news anchorman for KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA for 45 years from May 1957 until his retirement on 31 May 2002.

American country singer Slim Whitman, best known for his yodelling abilities, has died at the age of 90.

Whitman, who had a string of hits in the 1950s and through the 1970s, held the record for the longest reigning number one single in the UK with his 1955 track Rose Marie, until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

The world's largest simultaneous yodel involved 1,795 people all yodeling at the Yahoo! Yodel Challenge for more than 1 minute. The event was held at Yahoo! Headquarters, Sunnyvale, California, USA, on 19 November 2004.

We're ending today's NIWR with a degree of finality, with the news that the last ever telegram is to be sent next month.

India's state-owned telecom company, the only firm left in the world to provide the service, is due to deliver its final telegram on July 14, over 160 years after Samuel Morse sent the first telegram in the U.S. in 1844.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited says it is losing more than $23 million a year by keeping telegraph services running with only 5,000 telegrams now currently being sent a day across India.

The most expensive telegram sold at auction is the congratulatory message sent by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev to Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961 after he became the first man in space. The historic telegram was sold to Alberto Bolaffi of Turin, Italy for $68,500 (£45,850) at Sotheby's, New York, USA, on 11 December 1993.

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