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Obama loves broccoli, Qatar's pricey World Cup, and Google goes down - News in World Records

 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. president Barack Obama shared his definitive opinion Tuesday on a matter of international dispute: he loves broccoli.

When hosting a group of children at the White House's second-annual "Kids State Dinner," Obama fielded a question from one of the attendees asking the president what his favorite food was. And while Obama has been filmed and photographed eating everything from cheeseburgers to ribs, he chose the leafy greens at his top choice. Well, Mr. President, have we got the entree for you: the heaviest broccoli ever weighed 35 lbs (15.87 kg) grown by John and Mary Evans of Palmer, Alaska, USA, in 1993.

A report released by Deloitte estimates the nation of Qatar will spend $200 billion (£133.8 billion) over the next 10 years as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. First of all, that just sounds like a made-up number. Second, it's part of a trend when it comes to massively expensive sporting events. Last year's Olympics in London were the most expensive Olympic games with sports-related costs of $13.01 billion (£8.4 billion).

Two competing sets of data have crowned two different vehicle types as the most-stolen in the U.S.: according to the Highway Loss Data Institute, Ford F-250 pickups are the most likely to be thieved. But the National Highway Safety Administration says Dodge Chargers are a crook's favorite. Either way, keep security extra tight at the largest parades of Ford (620 in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada, on June 7, 2008) and Dodge cars (273 in Dresden, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 5, 2012).

Lastly, a recent Australian whodunit turned out to be a whatdunit. After a Queensland store reported a mysterious break-in that left police confused, the culprit was revealed to be a a 19-foot-long (5.79 m) python. Snakes can do a lot of things, including grow to epic proportions, as we're well aware of here.

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That's a photo of Medusa, the longest snake ever in captivity. Be sure to click here to read all about her.

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