Record-breakers in the news today
Pop fans now have the next best thing to seeing One Direction in real life - with 1D being immortalised in 3D as waxwork figures by Madame Tussauds.
Much like the band, the replicas will be heading out on a world tour kicking off in London, before heading to New York and Sydney.
The waxworks go some way in reflecting the recent success of the 5-piece boyband, who hold the record for being the first UK group to debut at No.1 in USA with debut album, with Up All Night's first-week sales of 176,000 on 31 March 2012 sending them to the top of the Billboard 200.
Sweet-tooth New Yorkers have been able to breathe a sigh of relief after a court blocked a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks from restaurants in the city.
The verdict came a day before the law was to take effect.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg had touted the ban as a way to reduce obesity, with research suggesting that 58% of adults in New York are obese or overweight.
That's still some way short of the South Pacific island nation of Nauru (population 13,287) which holds the record for highest rate of obesity (country), with 80.2% of men and 78.6% of women totalling a body mass index greater than 30.
Cardinals in Rome are set to begin voting to decide who will be the next leader of the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics, with no frontrunner in sight to take over as the head of the Church.
The election was prompted by the shock abdication of Benedict XVI.
The largest gathering of religious leaders was the Millennuim World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, and involved 1,000 people. It was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA from 28-31 August 2000.
Amongst the attendees were: Pope John Paul II, Archibishop Desmond Tutu and Dr. Abdullah Salehal-Obaid, the Secretary of the World Muslim League. The aim of the meeting was to create a commitment to achieving world peace.
Finally, Caerphilly Castle Ladies football team have today been making headlines for all the wrong reasons after being dubbed the world's worst soccer team following a miserable 43-0 defeat at the weekend.
The result comes hot on the heels of similarly disastrous performances that have seen the ladies lose 36-0, 28-0 and 26-0 in the space of 10 catastrophic fixtures.
The team, who play in the Women's Welsh Premier League, have a goal difference of -218, scoring just the once.
They can however take some comfort knowing that other teams have conceded more. On 31 October 2002, in a league fixture in Madagascar, Stade Olympique l'Emyrne (SOE) lost 149-0 to AS Adema - with every goal an own goal.
This unusual tactic, which earned the club the unenviable world record of most own goals in a domestic league football match, was in protest against a refereeing decision that went against SOE in a previous play-off match.