If you're spending Saturday nights leveling up again and again in World of Warcraft, the chances are you're single. The good news is so are the people you're playing. Which means a real nerd herd mixer is in order. On June 19, matchmakers who specialize in geek hookups are hosting a singles part ... More >>
Bet your Super Bowl party didn't have a professional eater in attendance, like this bro party that paid Guinness World Record holder Takeru Kobeyashi a hefty appearance fee to hang out and eat a pizza (cheese, from the looks of it) in less than a minute. He succeeds like a champ, and was paid $3,250 ... More >>
You may know him as Feist's or Peaches' producer. Or perhaps you read about him in the Guinness Book of World Records, in which he holds the title for longest piano solo (27 hours, to be precise). If you're a fan of Drake, then you've heard him playing piano on "Marvin's Room." You could have seen h ... More >>
SFoodie was on the scene when See's Candies earned the "World's Largest Lollipop" honors in the Guinness Book of World Records on July 20 in Justin Herman Plaza. Now, the West Coast candy giant is hauling out the impressive 16-foot, 7-inch confection for a few more public views. It's currently on d ... More >>
It will be like a scene from Willy Wonka. Next week, See's Candy plans to ring in National Lollipop Day 2012 by unveiling its freakish 7,000-pound sucker in San Francisco. Now that would certainly satisfy your oral fixation. The famous candy manufacturer isn't inventing this grossly large lollipop f ... More >>
If there was a chart depicting competitiveness in the world of music, there would be three levels on it. Stage 1: The Pearl Jam -- for artists who neither want nor need your stinking awards, and will merely shrug at the world when they accidentally win one. Stage 2: The Taylor Swift -- for artists w ... More >>
Drivers in Sonoma just might have broken the Guinness Book of World Records for -- of all strange things -- spinning the most donuts yesterday afternoon. News reports detailed the excitement at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma where 75 drivers spun simultaneous donuts for more than15 seconds (how man ... More >>
You might notice a smashing black taxi cab traversing the streets of San Francisco this week -- but don't even think about trying to hail it. Three Englishmen will be driving Hannah, a 19-year-old British black taxi, through our fair city as part of their journey to make it in the Guinness Book ... More >>
Edna's Success of Mountain View bakes from recipes that have been in the family for three generations, all the way back from when company muse Edna Hickman baked for her own Montana eatery. (With its single table, Hickman's Success Cafe was once listed as the Smallest Operating Cafe in the Guinne ... More >>
Berkeley High students with their newly won Guinness World Record certificate. From the department of educationally awesome: Berkeleyside reports that this past Monday, about 300 Berkeley High School students, faculty, and alumni danced down an after-school Soul Train line -- the arrangemen ... More >>
chlorine on the brainTo the non-athlete, even a five-mile run or swim seems crazy. But here is a guy who can make even ultra marathoners look sane. Jamie Patrick, a die-hard swimmer and owner of Patrick & Co. in San Francisco, is planning to swim 240 miles nonstop across the Sacramento River ... More >>
42BelowSemifinalists in the Cocktail World Cup celebrate Sunday. Winner Michael Callahan is in the black shirt and cap, on the right.Last Sunday, San Francisco bartender Michael Callahan (Azul) advanced to the finals in the 42Below Cocktail World Cup. He'll join bartenders Nate Wales from La ... More >>
Brian Yaeger"Remember, this is a bicycle festival with beer, not the other way around." Sure.What do a 6-foot-tall carrot, Sasquatch, and a gang of nuns on bicycles have in common? Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's annual lovefest for all things bicycle (and yeah, some beer). The Tour pedals ... More >>
Later this month, a bunch of local ukulele strummers will gather at the Castro Theatre with their toys/instruments in an attempt to give San Franciscans what should rightfully be ours: the world record for the largest number of people playing ukuleles and singing together.Currently, the country hold ... More >>
Woof! Tillman the world-famous skateboarding bulldog -- the internet sensation who has single-pawedly wasted more American working hours than any creature other than the influenza virus -- is rolling our way. The Guinness Book-certified "fastest skateboarding dog" -- yes, there's competition -- w ... More >>
schmevely/FlickrDave's Ultimate Insanity Hot Sauce: Be afraid.You think you like it hot? As spicy foods go mainstream, Americans' tolerance of Scoville heat units has risen. Still, we don't advise trying these foods unless you have an abnormally maniacal pain threshold: 1. Dave's Ultimate In ... More >>
Guinness World RecordsUm. Why?Michael Bauer isn't the only one with a meatball obsession. Congrats to Nonni's Italian Eatery of Concord, N.H., for making the world's biggest specimen last weekend -- it weighed a whopping 222.5 pounds. SFoodie cannot stop looking at the picture of that huge sp ... More >>
A fabulous hybrid of cake and cookie -- plus generous amounts of whole cashews and cashew buttercream to further reel you in -- equals the kind of cookies you find yourself not wanting to share with anyone. Edna's Success of Mountain View uses a recipe that's been in the family for th ... More >>
wired.comHopefully, Pez won't kill Frosty.Laughing Squid and San Mateo County Times report that the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, which lives in the back of a shop called Computer Spectrum, is being sued for copyright infringement by Connecticut's Pez Candy, Inc.The candy company disputes th ... More >>
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
Week of Wednesday, August 25, 2004
The S.F. taping of Wheel of Fortune goes momentarily dark; Spanganga fades permanently to black
Underground-hero-turned-MTV-darling Twista brings his "Slow Jamz" to the Fillmore
Zagat's new "music guide" is absurd, but its "format" offers a "nice way" to review "lame albums."
The Red Vic hangs 10
The bored, the gothic, and the really flexible
The return of "Stinky's"; crematory arts; girly freak shows
Nah, it's just street-luge races. Down De Haro Street. At 70 mph. Well, like we said ...
With an unorthodox take on classic rock, The Bone has become the Bay Area's newest radio sensation
A rolling battleship is the next project for the man who brought us the world's largest motor home. Even after 60 years and a heart transplant, the ideas just keep coming.