World Record http://kunc.org en World-Record Snakehead Fish Caught In U.S. http://kunc.org/post/world-record-snakehead-fish-caught-us A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record with a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their monster-like appearance and tenacious survival skills.<p>Caleb Newton, a plumber who lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., caught the fish in June during a tournament on Aquia Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River that's near the Quantico Marine Corps Base, according to the Fredericksburg, Va., <a href="http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2013/08/06/local-mans-snakehead-catch-is-world-record/"><em>Free Lance-Star</em></ Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48102 at http://kunc.org World-Record Snakehead Fish Caught In U.S. Female Sherpa Makes Record Climbs http://kunc.org/post/female-sherpa-makes-record-climbs Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>Few can say they've reached the summit of Mt. Everest, and even fewer can say they've done it twice. And only one woman can say she's done it twice in one month. Her name is Chhurim, a 29-year-old Sherpa from Nepal. She made the climb last May, came down for a few days and then turned around and went up again. This week, she climbed into the Guinness Book of World Records.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:33:00 +0000 40717 at http://kunc.org 101-Year-Old 'Turbaned Tornado' Retires From Running http://kunc.org/post/101-year-old-turbaned-tornado-retires-running Fauja Singh has decided, at the age of 101, to put his feet up and rest.<p>Or, at least, to stop participating in long-distance races.<p>The Indian-born British citizen known as the "turbaned tornado" was among the competitors Sunday at a 10-kilometer race in Hong Kong. <a href="http://extramustard.si.com/2013/02/25/fauja-singh-worlds-oldest-marathon-runner/" target="_blank">According to <em>Sports Illustrated</em></a>, he completed the 6.2-mile course in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds.<p>"I will remember this day. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 40688 at http://kunc.org 101-Year-Old 'Turbaned Tornado' Retires From Running New Jersey Man Breaks Arcade Record http://kunc.org/post/new-jersey-man-breaks-arcade-record Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with the triumph of George Leutz, who set a Guinness World Record at a New Jersey arcade. The newspaper, the Hunterdon County Democrat, says he played a single game of Q-bert for 84 hours and 48 minutes. Q-bert hasn't been hot in decades, but had advantages. He could get far ahead and drop the joystick to take a nap. He could play one-handed, using the other hand to eat. And at last he completed his lonely quest, which started on Valentine's Day. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:03:00 +0000 40493 at http://kunc.org Record Soap Bubble Holds 181 people http://kunc.org/post/record-soap-bubble-holds-181-people Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. There's a new king of pop. The Canadian performance artist Fan Yang set a Guinness record for number of people enclosed in a soap bubble. Yang burst the previous record by getting 181 people, arms at their sides, to resist the urge to poke the champion bubble as it slowly rose around them. The trick: a pulley system and 30 years of putting on bubble shows. He says you can try this at home with a mix of dish soap, glycerin and baking soda. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:14:00 +0000 33965 at http://kunc.org