Einstein, World’s Smallest Horse

Einstein, World’s Smallest Horse, Einstein isn’t just a scientist…he’s also the World’s Smallest Horse. Born smaller than many human babies, this cute horse is pint sized and oh-so-perfect. What’s so beautiful about Einstein is that he’s perfectly balanced.

The current Guiness Book of World records holder of World’s Smallest Horse is Thumbelina, a small horse that was born with abnormalities from dwarfish. She tours with the Thumbelina charity to visit disabled individuals and children.

Einstein, on the other hand, will likely have a very famous lifestyle, although he will likely be more of a show horse than a charity horse. He was born at 6 pounds and was only 14 inches tall.

Einstein is a great horse for small children to play with. Can you imagine how cute it would be to see a small child play with such a small horse in person?

The breeder where Einstein was born is amazed by his perfect size. He truly is a delightful and adorable horse, as you can see from the picture at the top of this post.

State College of Florida smashes World Recycling Record

State College of Florida possibly compressed the record for collecting the most number of plastic bottles with the first load of the morning. But a Guinness World Records authority made it official at 3 p.m. Thursday -- just halfway through a listed eight-hour window.

clapping broke out when Guinness "adjudicator" Kim Partrick offered a long-awaited certificate to the SCF crowd, which thought it had earned the record last Earth Day when it turned in 4,020 pounds of plastic bottles for recycling. This time, Partrick flew in from New York to inspect the weigh-in first-hand, and by mid-afternoon the tally stood at 2,800 pounds.

The final total was 4,980 pounds.

The previous record -- recorded by Washington state elementary schoolchildren in 2008 -- was 657 pounds.

"I'd like to try to make this an yearly district festival and challenge Sarasota County to beat us," said 23-year-old organizer and SCF student Shane Henry. "I think we can do this every year."

Waste Pro, which handled the collection and weighing chores, dumped an flood of plastic garbage shortly after the rivalry began at 11 a.m. District manager Andy Toller said the stash came from schools, businesses and homes.

"Fabulous," he said later as busloads of students and drive-ups deposited swollen bags of empty bottles near his industrial-sized pyramid. "This is a much bigger turnout than last year."

SCF President Lars Heffner credited sophomore Henry for its Earthiest success.

"This was Shane's dream, and he made it happen," Hafner said as he surveyed nearly two dozen eco-minded vendor and exhibitor booths, including one staffed by 2000 Florida State Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke. "He's a young man you'll want to keep your eye on."

Hybrid cars, hydrogen cells, organic herbs and gift bags made from crushed limestone lined the event perimeters and gave patrons plenty of green options to think about.

Waste Pro's Toller credited Henry for pulling the threads together, but the young marketing major deflected the praise.

"None of this would've been possible without the sponsors and the volunteers," Henry said.

Electric Car Travels World-Record 345 Miles on a Charge

One of the major obstacles that prevent electric cars and other vehicles from becoming mainstream is the deficient battery life. In most cases, probable buyers of those green vehicles are scared off by the fact that there still aren’t enough charging stations out there or that the travel distance (on a single charge) is just too short.

But many companies are working on the battery problem, and one of them in fact is Sanyo. Today the company issued a press release in which it claims one of its lithium-ion battery “systems” helped an electric vehicle to drive exactly 555.6km (345 miles) from Tokyo to Osaka – on a single charge. The car in question is a special version of the Daihatsu Mira (whose non-electric original is widely considered to be “green”, too).

Sanyo says they used a total of 8,320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, which the company usually sells to laptop makers and such, to power the vehicle. The Mira actually drove those 555.6km back in November last year, but it took Guinness World Records a while to officially recognize the journey as the longest ever for an e-car.

German sets World Record for Beer Coaster House

The 21-year-old dedicated himself to working on building an apartment, which is not extraordinary for a man his age in Germany. What's extraordinary is that the home he was building was made of pushed paper beer coasters, which are common in restaurants all over the country. They are set on the table just before a cold brew is served, and sometimes waiters and waitresses doodle numbers on them to keep track of how many beers have been ordered.

Goebel spent up to eight hours a day, seven days a week working on the home, quitting only when his shoulders hurt, his leg muscles ached and his hip joint signaled pain. His goal was to build a life-size apartment complete with furnishings using a total of 300,000 beer coasters and to set a Guinness Book of World Records record by doing it. By succeeding, he beat the standing world record beer coaster assembly, which he already owned.

 He built the house in a room inside a former elite school for Nazis, Burg Vogelsang near Gmuend, about 50 kilometers south-west of Cologne. From the windows of the facility there's a view of Urft Lake and the forests of Eifel National Park.

The beer coaster apartment, an amazing, beautiful and slightly crazy building, went up behind the thick walls of Burg Vogelsang.

Goebel arranges four beer coasters into two peaks and then places another coaster on the peaks as a roof.

“Every beer coaster must be supported by the other ones,” he said. “I can set up 1,000 in an hour.”

The walls of the 66-square-meter home were built using this method. They were 2 meters high and comprised more than 200,000 beer coasters.

Occasionally, a visitor behind a glass partition snaps a photograph, and every now and then someone from his home town, which is not far away, comes by when he builds. Otherwise, the 21-year-old is alone with his beer coasters.

“I have complete peace and quiet. My brain is shut down and there's nothing to get worked up about,” he said. He lapses into a meditative state similar to that reached by monks in isolation. When his mobile phone rings — loudly, demandingly, continually — he doesn't answer it.

He walks through his house barefoot. His feet are covered with Band-Aids, a result of practicing the martial arts. He considers the sport a type of spiritual training. And when he returns to work on his beer coaster home, “it's like meditation.”

His career as a builder began at the tender age of 5 when he went out to eat with his parents. After the meal his parents sat at the table for a while, and he grew impatient, wanting to leave. To entertain himself, he started stacking beer coasters and since then he hasn't been able to stop.

At some point he started collecting the coasters at home and to his delight visitors brought him even more — until it became too much for his parents. His grandmothers cleared out rooms and parts of their yards for the sake of his compulsion.

Seven years ago Goebel achieved his first beer coaster-stacking world record and one year later he reached his second using 70,000 coasters. In his last world record attempt he continued building till April 11. On that date, he invited local authority officials to come over to knock down Goebel's building with a few well-placed kicks.

Goebel isn't planning his life around building buildings out of beer coasters. He's waiting for an opening at university to study the business of sports. After starting school he expects to have little time to seek records.

He says his 300,000-beer-coaster building was his last and he thinks it could stand in the Guinness Book of World Records for a long time because, he says, he's never really had a competitor.

World's Oldest Computer

In the following video, Curator Michael Wright presents his renovation of the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient Greek clockwork machine that was used more than 2000 years ago to compute time as well as the movement of celestial bodies. The device was revealed in a shipwreck back in 1901 near the island of Antikythera and took more than a century to decipher.

World’s Biggest Submarine

This is submarine “Typhoon” as it was called in NATO documents or “Shark” as it was called in Russia. It is measured to be the biggest submarine in the world, with over than 170 meters (515 feet) long and 23 meter (70 feet) wide. It can carry 20 ballistic nuclear missiles and there were only six of those built. Only 3 left intact, but are staying now out of repair with guard control blocks separate according to the agreement between USSR and USA signed by M. Gorbachev. Without those they are way too peaceful.
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world auction records : Chinese imperial

A collection of Chinese imperial works of art has shattered world auction records after brutal bidding at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.

An imperial white jade seal custom-built by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty in the 18th century was sold to an Asian buyer for US$12.29 million ($8m) breaking the world auction record for both white jade and imperial seals.

The price was almost double its estimate of about US$6.4 million and reflects international interest in objects of China's glorious past.

"They are objects that crystallized imperial power. These are something that can easily detain our clients' mind's eye," said Mr Nicolas Chow, Sotheby's international head of Chinese ceramics and works of art.

He said interest in Chinese works of art was booming.

"Everything is about China today," he said. "Our worry is actually not finding buyers. Our worry is how do we feed that monster that is growing on the other side of harbour, because great objects are getting scarcer and scarcer." Other eye-catching 'objects of power' included a three-tiered enamelled box from the 18th century, which broke the world record for Beijing imperial enamel ware at auction after it sold for US$3.53 million.

Although the majority of bidders which packed the auction room were Chinese, Mr Chow said there was also "very strong participation" in the bidding from Western buyers.

World's largest swimming pool

A one kilometre long swimming pool in Chile has set the world record for the world's  largest outdoor swimming pool.

Situated on the Chilean coast, it provides a amazing play area of ostensibly endless crystal-clear blue water.

The lagoon employs cutting-edge technology that allows it to "harvest, filter and enduringly recalculate sea water", according to biochemist and businessman Fernando Fischmann, who heads Crystal Lagoons Corporation, the company that designed the mammoth pool.

"This advance provides something that until now was not theoretically possible - the generation of enormous lots of water in a crystalline state to provide a beach life environment and aquatic sports at the top level," he says.

Fischmann says companies are keen to take advantage of the way lagoons form "impressive artificial paradises, even in inhospitable areas".

The San Alfonso pool:
* Is 8 hectares in surface area or the equivalent of 6,000 standard-size 8-metre-long swimming pools.
* It easily dwarfs the next biggest pool - the Orthlieb in Casablanca, Morocco - which measures 150m x 100m.
* The lagoon's water temperature in summer is 26C, nine degrees warmer than the ocean it sits alongside.
* Its waters are transparent to a depth of 35 metres.
* It cost approximately US$3.5 million to build and
the maintenance cost is low, the equivalent of 1/4 of a golf course (18 holes) only!
* The pool fills itself with 250,000 cubic meters of water from the Pacific


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