FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]

Databarracks sponsors world record attempt for the first woman to successfully row the North Pacific

Disaster recovery service provider Databarracks has today announced sponsorship of Lia Ditton’s attempt to be the first woman to successfully row the North Pacific Ocean. Departing in early 2018, sailor and writer Lia Ditton will attempt to row approximately 5,500 nautical miles alone from Japan to San Francisco – a journey currently only two other […]

13-Year-Old ‘Spider Boy’ Breaks World Contortion Record

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has twisted his way into the record books. Last week, Mohammed Alsheikh of Gaza broke the world record for most full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand in one minute, according to Guinness World Records. Alsheikh, aka Spider Boy, managed to run around his seemingly elastic body 38 times during his record attempt […]

Man Hammers 38 Nails With His Skull In Pursuit Of World Record

A Boston-area man wanted a world record and, by gosh, he nailed it ― by pounding 38 nails into a board with his skull in under two minutes. “Hammer Head” John Ferraro smashed his way to the record earlier this week on the Guinness World Records Italian Show, a weekly YouTube series. It’s not the first […]

World Basketball’s Governing Body To Reconsider Whether Players Can Wear Hijabs

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was a top basketball player in high school and a star Division 1 NCAA player at the University of Memphis. And she did it all while wearing a hijab. Since graduating three years ago, Adbul-Qaadir has been fighting for professional players to be allowed to wear hijabs so she could pursue her dreams of […]