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.
Morgan Jones replied 47 times to the Twitter user ‘a’.
106 computer resource specialists performed the wave for 30 seconds.
The group consisted of computer resource specialists from Virginia
Beach City Public Schools.
814 University of Nebraska students checked in on Foursquare to
the Big Boi concert on October 14, 2010. More info here.
Tim Kloske created, saved and published a document to a website in 4.38
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Jeff Rubin answered 15 Trivial Pursuit 90’s Edition “Wired”
questions correctly in one minute.
For a limited time, Rubin and his employer College Humor will donate
$100 to charity in the name of anyone who can beat this record.
Oliver Schwend scored 9441 points in a game of solitaire on his
Windows Mobile device.
Mattias S. checked in 269 times at a place using Foursquare.
Alex Foltyn and her friend kept a Skype video chat open for 240 hours,
10 minute and 23 seconds.
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On March 13, 2010, during the The Bigg Digg Shindigg held as part of
the South By Southwest Interactivefestival, Brian Brushwood,
Justin Robert Young and Brett Rounsaville asked the crowd to
participate in the world’s largest Twitter hoax.
The idea of the hoax was to trick people into thinking Conan O’Brien
had joined Internet television company Revision 3.
525 tweets containing the hashtag ‘#omgconan’ were sent in next three
hours, making it a Trending Topic on Twitter.RecordSetter president
Dan Rollman was present as a witness.
The count of 525 was taken using Twitter’s Advanced Search,
tracking the hashtag #omgconan between 9 and 12 PM CST.
1000’s of other tweets related to the hoax followed, but they were not
included in the final count.
Read a CNET news story on the hoax here.
Joshua W. talked to Ally on OoVoo for 115 hours, a total time of four days.
Brett Walling from Citizen Effect opened 49 separate browser windows
in one minute.
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