5094 annotated genes have been documented in David Ewing Duncan’s
genome, a new world record. His DNA has been read by three different
companies, who’ve collectively checked 1.7 million locations out of the
3 billion positions of his DNA. His report from SNPedia can be read
The record was documented on June 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California.
Mike Carioso, curator of SNPedia, was present to serve as the witness.
Bre Pettis of MakerBot Industries built a robot that frosted a
cupcake in 52.27 seconds. The intent was for the robot to decorate the
entire top of the cupcake, but due to an unfortunate technical glitch,
it didn’t perform as anticipated.
The feat was performed on June 26, 2009 in New York City during the
taping of a URDB segment on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Dan
Rollman was present as a witness.