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July Was Hottest Month on Record in US

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans knew it was hot in July, and now the government is saying last month was the hottest on record. U.S. weather officials said Wednesday the average temperature across the contiguous 48 states in the country was 25.3 degrees Celsius in July. That was slightly higher than the devastating Dust Bowl summer the country suffered […]

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Officials: Past Year Warmest Ever in US

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Weather officials say the past 12 months represent the hottest period on record in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday said that every month starting from June 2011 and ending in June of this year ranked among the warmest since record-taking started in 1895. And this does not take into account […]

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India’s Tendulkar Scores Cricket’s Only 100th Century

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar has become the only man in the history of the sport to score 100 international centuries. Tendulkar had waited more than one year to reach the milestone of scoring 100 or more runs in either a Test match or a one-day international. He achieved the landmark figure on Friday in […]

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Kenya’s Makau Breaks World Marathon Record

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 8:03 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan runner has set a new world marathon record. Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, running the 42.2 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds. Makau’s time is 21 seconds better than the previous record, set in Berlin three years ago by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie. The 26-year-old Makau also won last […]

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Kenya’s Makau Breaks World Marathon Record

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 5:58 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan runner has set a new world marathon record. Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon Sunday, running the 42.2 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds. Makau’s time is 21 seconds better than the previous record, held by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie, who set that record in Berlin three years ago. Kenyans took the […]

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Female Hockey Players Achieve Guinness Record

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Imagine scoring 290 goals in an ice hockey game. That’s what Bree Healey did in helping a group of 40 Canadian female players break the Guinness World Record for the longest ice hockey game. The two 20-player teams began their attempt August 26 at the Burnaby 8 Rinks in suburban Vancouver. They wrapped up their […]

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Harry Potter ‘Conjures Up’ Record Ticket Sales

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Harry Potter has cast his final spell on fans worldwide, shattering box office records for the opening weekend of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. The eighth and final film of the J.K. Rowling fantasy 7-book series earned more than $168 million in North America alone, beating the record previously held by […]

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Google Gets 1 Billion Visitors

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Internet search company Google set a record in May, as more than 1 billion people visited its various websites. A company that measures Internet traffic, ComScore, says this is the first time a company has had that many “unique visitors,” a measure that ignores multiple visits from the same person. The traffic is an […]

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