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This video of an Indian man setting a world record by hugging 79 people in a minute will leave you in splits

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An Indian man has set a world record for hugging the maximum number of people in a minute. A new video posted by the Guinness World Records shows Krishna Kumar speed-hugging as many as 79 people, most of them young school students one after the other, in a matter of 60 seconds.

Kumar, a resident of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, has actually embraced 83 people, but the Guinness World Records team disqualified some of the hugs for being more like headlocks. “The rules for this…

Watch this baby girl become the youngest person to water ski

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Video released by the World Barefoot Center in Florida shows Zyla St. Onge making two attempts to break the record for youngest water skier. With a boost from several adults, Zyla skied 62 feet — at the age of six months and 26 days. She made another attempt the next day, reaching 686.4 feet. The World Barefoot Center says that breaks a decades-old record held by Parks Bonifay, who skied at the age of six months and 29 days. [Additional reporting by the Associated Press]

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Lady Gaga calls Dr. Luke ‘Ursula’ for holding Kesha’s voice captive

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India records its hottest temperature on record: 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit

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India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi, in northwest India, recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19.

India records its hottest temperature on record: 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit

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India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi, in northwest India, recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19.

Quiet portraits amid one of Japan’s biggest eras of change

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These photographs, taken by photographer Arnold Genthe during a six-month visit to Japan in 1908, offer a record of life in the last years of the Meiji period, which lasted from 1868 to 1912.

Born and educated in Germany, Genthe moved to San Francisco in 1895 to work as a tutor. In his free time, he photographed street scenes in the city’s Chinatown, and eventually opened his own studio

Both his studio and Chinatown were destroyed in the massive…

Quiet portraits amid one of Japan’s biggest eras of change

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Image: Arnold Genthe/Library of Congress

These photographs, taken by photographer Arnold Genthe during a six-month visit to Japan in 1908, offer a record of life in the last years of the Meiji period, which lasted from 1868 to 1912.

Born and educated in Germany, Genthe moved to San Francisco in 1895 to work as a tutor. In his free time, he photographed street scenes in the city’s Chinatown, and eventually opened his own studio

Both his studio and Chinatown were destroyed in the massive…

Kesha’s mom calls on other performers to boyott the Billboard Music Awards

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Kesha’ mother is slamming Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Records, for preventing Kesha from performing at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, asking “Does every adult woman need a mans permission to do what she loves?”

Dick Clark Productions announced on Tuesday that Kemosabe Records “rescinded its approval” of Kesha’s performance after a report surfaced that it would be a “statement performance” aimed at Dr. Luke — possibly using images of him.

“Kesha accepted an invitation to perform on the show…

Futuristic device is helping scientists break solar-efficiency record

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Looking a little like the world-saving stones from sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, a new device is expected to have a big impact on renewable energy.

Built by Mark Keevers and Martin Green from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the unique prism could help make solar panels cheaper and more efficient. In fact, it’s already broken a world record for the amount of solar energy it can create from unfocused sunlight.

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Guy freaks out thinking he just watched a bear end it all

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