The last time a British player won the gentlemen's singles title at Wimbledon, no sporting event had ever been televised live yet.
Andy Murray changed that under slightly different conditions over the weekend, becoming the first Brit to conquer the fortnight since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray thwarted world No. 1 Novak Djokovic while 17.29 million watched on live TV in the UK alone. And in addition to having his face deservedly plastered on nearly every British newspaper imaginable (image courtesy @DarrenRovell), Murray and ladies' winner Marion Bartoli also enjoyed the highest Wimbledon prize money ever at £1.6 million ($2.4 million).
Elsewhere in Britain, Buckingham Palace announced that Zara Tindall - granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II - is pregnant with her first child. Tindall's cousin Prince William is of course expecting, along with wife Catherine, his first child this month, which may overshadow Tindall's announcement. Not that she isn't used to it: while her July 2011 wedding was a small, private affair, "Will and Kate" saw their marriage garner the most live streams of an online event with 72 million live views on their official channel in April of the same year.
From royalty to celebrity, Hollywood power couple George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have reportedly split after two years. Because we are Guinness World Records and not TMZ, we can proudly say this was not a topic of conversation when Keibler helped Colgate recently break the record for most people using mouthwash simultaneously.
That number hit 1,142 in New York's Times Square on June 25, adjudicated by our own Sara Wilcox. Thus, surely, the break-up couldn't have been for lack of fresh breath.