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This Genius Figured Out How to Have the Longest Birthday Ever

Guinness World Records

He set the record by crossing time zones

German man Sven Hagemeier set a world record on August 4, 2014, for the longest birthday — 46 hours — by flying from Auckland, New Zealand, to Brisbane, Australia, and then Honolulu, Hawaii, where his wife was waiting to greet him, according to Guinness World Records.

This year, he will just celebrate his 27th birthday at home with friends and family.

Nargis Bhimji of Karachi held the record previously. In June 1998, her birthday lasted 35 hours, 25 minutes, because she flew from Karachi to Singapore to San Francisco.

TIME Family & Relationships

Watch What This Comedian Did When He Saw PDA on the Subway

Call it a public service?

A comedian humiliated a couple smooching on a New York City subway train and uploaded the gag to YouTube.

The funnyman Josh Nasar basically just wails, making an awkward situation even more awkward, or perhaps just doing what other people on the subway wish they could do. Then the couple turns around, looks at the camera, and makes an obscene gesture.

Bloggers write about public displays of affection as poor subway etiquette and are quick to shame celebrities who do it too, such as Anne Hathaway, Michael Sheen, and Rachel McAdams.

(h/t DNAInfo)

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See How Many Times Gordon Ramsay Had to Be Censored on The Late Late Show

He also set a kitchen on fire while making a traditional English breakfast with his teenage daughter

On The Late Late Show Tuesday night, host James Corden told the foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay that he helped set a record for the most censored episode with 27 “bleeps.” Apparently Ramsay was responsible for 19 of them, while the rest were from other guests and Corden himself.

Corden also challenged Ramsay and his teenage daughter Matilda to a cook-off in which they competed to see who could make the best traditional English breakfast. Ironically, the expert cook had to be bleeped a few more times when he set the stove on fire while making the bacon.

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Even James Bond Can’t Get Past the TSA

Pierce Brosnan
Richard Shotwell/Invision—AP Pierce Brosnan attends the Press Room at the 67th Annual DGA Awards, in Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2015.

Not so slick for 007

Transportation Security Administration agents at the Burlington International Airport in Vermont stopped former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan because he was carrying a knife, Burlington Police Department Lieutenant Shawn Burke told the Associated Press based on a tip from airport authorities.

The blade was reportedly a ten-inch hunting knife, though once TSA stopped Brosnan and the issue was dealt with, the actor was able to continue his journey.

No word on whether the Irish actor and star of GoldenEye and Die Another Day identified himself to authorities at the checkpoint as “Bond. James Bond.”


TIME viral

Watch Pranksters Trick iPhone Users Into Thinking Android Is the New iOS9

"I just think Apple is always better"

Alexander Spoor and Sacha Harland, the brains behind the Dutch YouTube comedy series “Dit Is Normal,” released a video in which pranksters demonstrate Android software on an iPhone and try to convince Apple customers that it is the highly-anticipated iOS9.

People on the street seem convinced, saying “I like it a lot” and “it does look better,” describing it as “faster, smoother, prettier, and more practical.”

According to the clip, the purpose of the stunt was to prove that “it doesn’t matter what Apple releases because people are going to think it’s prettier, bigger and better than the competition anyway.”

TIME Family & Relationships

A Baby Was Born Overnight at the World Trade Center

The One World Trade Center Tower is seen from West Street in New York
Mike Segar—Reuters The One World Trade Center Tower is seen from West Street in New York, May 20, 2015.

She was delivered by a Port Authority police officer

A baby was born at 2:36 a.m. on the PATH concourse inside the World Trade Center’s transportation hub.

Port Authority police officer and trained EMT Brian McGraw, 34, was at the scene with two other colleagues, and he helped deliver Mawra Abdrabo’s baby, with the woman’s husband and 2-year-old son there as well, the New York Times reports. An ambulance took mom and her newborn daughter, Asenat, to NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, where the baby, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, is in stable condition, a Port Authority spokesperson told the Times.

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Kermit and Miss Piggy Have Broken Up

"We will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al"

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced that they have broken up, just a month before The Muppets TV reboot premieres on ABC.

Here’s the statement that appears on both characters’ Facebook pages:

“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television (“The Muppets”/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter. Thank you for your understanding.”

The two appeared together at a Television Critics Association panel Tuesday, where Kermit revealed his new “girlfriend” works in marketing at ABC:

Miss Piggy remained her confident self:

TIME viral

Watch a Blogger Turn His Smartphone Into a 3D Hologram Projector

Finally, something to do with your old CD cases

A YouTube channel that dishes out technology advice “Mrwhosetheboss” appears to have a strategy for turning smartphones into 3D hologram projectors that involves a plastic CD cover, a glass cutter, a sheet of graph paper, some tape, and a pen. The video has racked up more than 2.3 million views in two days.

Other YouTube users have posted tutorials about this trick before, but this clip has just become the most popular on the video-sharing website. Inventors have even tried to crowdsource a gadget that turns iPads into hologram projectors.

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These Are the Top 10 Ranked Party Schools in America

TIME.com stock photos Drinking Fraternity Frat Solo Cups
Elizabeth Renstrom for TIME

The University of Illinois is number 1 on the Princeton Review list

Princeton Review announced the top 10 party schools in America on Monday, one of more than 60 rankings in the 2016 version of its The Best 380 Colleges guide.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads this year’s list. Some online reviews give the school an A+ for party scene, touting “Tuesday wine nights,” while the area has been known for letting anyone age 19 and older in bars.

Here is the full list:

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2. University of Iowa
3. University of Wisconsin-Madison
4. Bucknell University
5. Syracuse University
6. University of California-Santa Barbara
7. West Virginia University
8. University of Georgia
9. Tulane University
10. Colgate University

West Virginia University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Syracuse are no strangers to this list, while Tulane graduates might be relieved to see the school is also ranked in the top 10 of Princeton Review’s newest list, “Students Most Engaged in Community Service.”

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