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Usain Bolt makes more history, Zuckerberg's Facebook hacked, and college student earns tuition from halfcourt - News in World Records

 
 
 
 
 
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Usain Bolt keeps running.

Usain Bolt keeps winning.

And Usain Bolt keeps breaking records.

Over the weekend, the Jamaican sprinter capped an extraordinary showing at the IAAF World Championships, leaving Moscow with a two-week haul of three gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 x 100 meter relay. That total now takes his career mark in the World Championships to eight golds and two silvers, tying him with Carl Lewis for most career medals won at the competition. Even in a tie, though, Bolt still wins, as his collection betters Lewis' 10 of eight gold, one silver, and one bronze.

From one prodigious and rich twentysomething to another, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his personal wall hacked by a programmer. The man, Khalil Shreateh, said he did it to show Facebook a flaw in its security measures and you could say he was successful. Zuckerberg is certainly a high-profile mark; at the time of his first billion dollars in March of 2008, Zuckerberg was the youngest present-day billionaire, then at the age of 23 years 296 days.

And while college in the U.S. doesn't cost billions, it's still a pretty expensive endeavor. So every bit of tuition help counts, especially when you can earn it with a flick of the wrist. That's exactly what Ball State University freshman Markus Burden did. In his first days on campus, Burden attended one of the school's Welcome Week events, and had four chances to hit a halfcourt shot at the basketball team's arena to earn a free semester's tuition. He then proceeded to do this:

Reminds us of the record for most basketball half court shots in one minute: 10 by Adam Beatrice (USA) at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 10 April 2011. Not a bad way to start what will be four of the best years of his life. May your grades reflect your basketball skills, Mr. Burden!

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