Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

Most Tweets per second, Ferrari Spider nets big payday, and Tetris madness - News in World Records

 
 
 
 
 
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Twitter has confirmed and Guinness World Records has verified that a new record for the most tweets per second has been reached. During the Aug. 3 airing of the Japanese anime special, "Castle in the Sky" a new single-second high of 143,199 tweets were sent, coinciding at the exact time of 11:21:50 JST (10:21:50 EDT). For a complete breakdown of how Twitter measures this and to have a full geekout on charts and tech, make sure to read up on the record here.

In California, a rare Ferrari Spider sold at auction for $27.5 million (£17.55 million), a price driven by the fact that only 10 such vehicles were ever produced. While the Spider is a beaut, it still fell just short of the record for most expensive car ever sold at auction, a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 that was sold at auction just last month for $29.6 million (£18.88 million).

If you're a big fan of the classic game Tetris, then this is the story for you. A YouTube user by the name "Keroco" has completed a 40-line sprint in under 20 seconds, the first time anyone's ever done it, and a feat that led Tetris grand champion Ben Mullen to write that it "may be the greatest achievement in the history of gaming." Don't known what any of this means? Then watch the video, which - despite appearing to happen in fast forward - is actually being played in real-time.

Reminds us of one of the most iconic Tetris records, the most lines cleared in the game's NES Nintendo version - 296 lines by, wouldn't you know it, Ben Mullen on 22 July 2008.

Lastly, heading on a date this week gentlemen? Make sure to check out this gallery of the 10 best foods to eat before you meet that special someone. I bet the men in the group of 435 participants at 5FM's largest speed dating event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Feb. 14, 2011, wish they'd known this. Vegetable risotto for everyone! 

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