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Calendar, Night&Day The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

If you've ever solved a Rubik's Cube, met Stan Lee, or been in the Guinness Book of World Records, you might be a perfect candidate for Dating for Nerds. Those are just a few of the "geek feats" that…
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Calendar, Night&Day On a Rolla

On a Rolla

Adam Carolla probably would have never had such a fascinating career in radio and television broadcasting had he not first displayed his talent for comedic timing as the one-off boxing coach to future producing partner Jimmy Kimmel. He found himself…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: At Eddie Rickenbacker's, a motorcycle lover slumbers

Bouncer: At Eddie Rickenbacker's, a motorcycle lover slumbers

I went barhopping with my friend Floyd the other night, and we started talking about The Guinness Book of World Records. According to him, the tome was started by a guy who wanted to be able to settle bar fights…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice</i>

Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice

Dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist Catherine Galasso returns to S.F. with a dance/theater/video extravaganza about Roy Sullivan, the real-life, Guinness Book-verified lucky sonofabitch who was hit by lighting seven times. Along the way, Sullivan meets up with Hot Wire Honey,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everybody Gets a Sign!

Everybody Gets a Sign!

Frank Chu holds the Guinness world record for the longest successive protest, according to Frank Chu, and he has logged more miles than the March of Dimes. These factoids might have been delivered with no-nonsense solemnity from under a sign…
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Calendar, Night&Day Breaker Breaker

Breaker Breaker

In 1986, the Bay to Breakers held the Guinness Book of World Records title World's Largest Footrace, with 110,000 participants. That many of them were drunk, high, naked, and rollerskating did not make Guinness' sober assessment, but we think it's…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Paging Freaks

Paging Freaks

Guinness writes the book on gaming, but doesn't shatter any records. As a kid, I spent countless hours thumbing through a dog-eared copy of The Guinness Book of World Records, determined to find just the right stupid human trick to…
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Dining, Eat

Side Dish

One for the Books Our friends slogging on at the Waterfront Restaurant & Cafe report that a possible Guinness Book record has just been broken -- for largest number of managers over one 12-month period. The actual total is unconfirmed,…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Old House

Robert and Marilyn Katzman have turned "The Old Firehouse" in the Ocean View district into their residence, a museum, and now an annual Christmas event. The 101-year-old Victorian, tucked away in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, hasn't changed a…
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