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Waiter Earns Eternal Bragging Rights By Carrying 27 Full Beer Mugs At Once

Everyone has their “party story” — you know, the one you tell to a group in a social setting to make the whole gathering less awkward and relate to those around you, priming everyone to bond and grow closer. But one German man has earned himself maybe one of the most unique cocktail tale by carrying 27 mugs brimming with beer at one time, setting the world record for beer-carrying in the process. [More]

Starbucks Employees Getting Really Tired Of Your Free Drink Record Attempts

Starbucks Employees Getting Really Tired Of Your Free Drink Record Attempts

We track and post attempts to make the largest possible Starbucks beverage on a single free drink coupon because the “competition” amuses us, and because we report on unusual things that happen in commerce. These record attempts are really unusual because, the online chatter indicates, Starbucks recently reminded their “partners” that Frappuccinos are not to be served by the free vat. [More]

$61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

$61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

Sameera planned carefully for her attempt at breaking a world record. She obtained permission from the store where her attempt would take place, and even made sure to alert media outlets ahead of time. She even brought the proper equipment and a support team. What record was she out to break? She sought to make the most expensive single free Starbucks drink of all time. Update: Yeah, about that record… [More]

New Arby’s Ad: Watch 13 Hours Of Brisket Cooking

New Arby’s Ad: Watch 13 Hours Of Brisket Cooking

Here at Consumerist headquarters, we enjoyed Netflix’s original programming for April Fool’s Day 2014: streaming films of bacon frying and rotisserie chickens roasting. They had a lovely, meditative quality, and made fine sleep aids. Would they make a good advertisement, though? That’s what Arby’s aims to find out with their mission to create the longest-ever TV advertisement. [More]

777-Pound Burger Is World's Largest

777-Pound Burger Is World's Largest

Just a few days ago, some scrappy Canadians held the Guinness World Record for largest hamburger, but now an American concoction has flattened the previous record holder like so much Canadian bacon. Weighing in at 777 pounds, overwhelming the previous titlist’s 590 pounds, Juicy’s Outlaw Burger set the new record Saturday at the Alameda County Fair in California. It took six people to lug the bun on top to complete the monstrosity. [More]

Sorry, Oreo, Lil Wayne Is More Facebook Famous Than You

Sorry, Oreo, Lil Wayne Is More Facebook Famous Than You

Lil Wayne isn’t so little when it comes to Facebook like-age. The rapper took the Guinness World Record for Facebook “likes” in a 24-hour span with this uninspiring, yet resoundingly effective solicitation: [More]

Macy's, Estee Lauder Team Up To Break Completely Pointless World Record

Macy's, Estee Lauder Team Up To Break Completely Pointless World Record

Let’s face it — most world records are utterly pointless, no matter how impressed I am by someone who can pogo stick while balancing a bowl of sulfuric acid on his head. But department store Macy’s and makeup giant Estee Lauder teamed up yesterday for something truly inane — to set the record for most lipstick applications in an hour. [More]

Congrats, World, You Will Snarf 21 Million Tons Of Cheese In 2015

Cheese is on track to blow up, baby. Global Industry Analysts projects a 20 percent worldwide increase in cheese-munching from 2008 to 2015, when the world will gobble 21 million metric tons of the stuff, according to a press release on PR Web. [More]

1.3 Mile Long Wedding Dress Shows China Is Ready For Gross Consumerism, Too!

1.3 Mile Long Wedding Dress Shows China Is Ready For Gross Consumerism, Too!

A Chinese bride recently walked down the aisle wearing a 7,083-foot-long wedding dress that took 200 guests over three hours to unfurl. The $5,800 dress could be a sign of China’s potential to threaten America’s reigning status as the capital of gross consumerism, if only the bridegroom hadn’t personally designed the dress with his family’s help. Explaining the lavish garment, he said: “I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet.”