Posts Tagged ‘record’

The Scream

May 7, 2012

It was on this day in 1994 that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream was recovered after having being stolen three months earlier from the National Gallery in Oslo. Last week a pastel version of the work became the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction, fetching an astonishing £74m.

You can learn more about the artist and his work here at the Munch Museum in Oslo.

http://www.munch.museum.no/

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World’s smallest aquarium

October 18, 2011

Yesterday we had photographs of miniature water droplets. Today we continue the miniature theme with the world’s smallest aquarium. Just how rapidly, TOTD wonders, can 10 ml of water evaporate?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8778514/Worlds-smallest-aquarium-holds-just-two-teaspoons-of-water.html

[Thanks to FS for this suggestion]

Lize-size Hot Wheels car

June 3, 2011

TOTD lived on a steep road on a hill during childhood and friends would get together all the Hot Wheels track they could muster, lay it along the pavement and try to get there cars to go as fast as possible and complete the longest jump. Now someone has broken the record for the longest jump in a life-size Hot Wheels car, using a giant length of Hot Wheels track.

http://gizmodo.com/5806955/life+size-hot-wheels-track-breaks-world-record

Twitter record

May 2, 2011

Twitter recorded the highest ever rate of sustained tweets during the buildup to news that Osama bin Laden was dead, as shown by this graphic.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/twitteroffice/5681263084/