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This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. Guinness World Records/AP hide caption

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A 130 degree temperature was recorded Sunday in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Now a committee of scientists is working to verify this temperature, which might turn out to be one of the hottest ever recorded. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Brewster the Brewery Cat, of The Guardian Brewing Co. in Muncie, Ind., is a husky, middle-aged, orange Creamsicle–colored feline who enjoys tuna and sleeping in cardboard boxes. Courtesy of Distillery Cats/Julia Kuo hide caption

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Courtesy of Distillery Cats/Julia Kuo

Rick Swenson, triumphant in his pumpkin. This photograph was taken when he unofficially broke the record at mile 15.2. Mark Peterson/Courtesy of Rick Swenson hide caption

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Mark Peterson/Courtesy of Rick Swenson

He Couldn't Break The Record For Pumpkin-Growing — So He Broke Out A Paddle

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Miss Susie Susannah Mushatt Jones with her niece Lois Judge as they celebrate her 113th birthday with a party at the Vendalia Senior Center in Brooklyn in 2012. New York Daily News/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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The world's largest stocking — stitched together from handmade blankets — was confirmed by Guinness World Records this week. Cramer Gallimore Photography/Caron United hide caption

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Cramer Gallimore Photography/Caron United