Category Archives: World Records

This Filipina Is The World’s Fastest Reader

By | 07/11/2016

In July of 1968, a Filipina teenager became an international sensation when her phenomenal feat was reported by the Associated Press of the U.S. “In the time it takes that most people read the label on a cereal box,” the story began, “fifteen year-old Maria Teresa Calderon could read half a book, or more—if she didn’t have to turn the pages.”

27 Things You’ll Only See in the Philippines

By | 08/11/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Some say Filipinos are the greatest imitators–I beg to differ. Although one can clearly see the Western and even Korean influences in our society today, we still have several things that are uniquely Filipino. Also Read: 22 Things We… Read More »

7 Pinoy Photos You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

By | 01/12/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Armed with average photography skills and powerful image editing tools, anyone can now turn ordinary images into stunning works of art. This is why social media is rife with viral photos, most of which are just hoaxes created by attention-seeking… Read More »

10 Amazing Pinoy Trivia That Will Blow Your Mind

By | 11/08/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Pinoy trivia? They’re mostly useless information that stay in our brains for not longer than 60 seconds. Still, they fascinate us in a way that even more useless showbiz news can’t do. Also Read: 6 Surprising Pinoy Historical Facts You… Read More »

Rafflesia – Giant flower that smells like corpse

By | 07/02/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that 10 species of Rafflesia, also known as the largest exotic flower in the world, can only be found in the Philippines? It is exclusively found in South East Asia and can grow up to 3… Read More »

Filipino student has 40 first names!

By | 06/25/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that a 15-year old high school student from Pangasinan has 40 first names? Ratziel, a senior high school student in Urdaneta City National High School, fascinates every person who come across his personal documents. According to Philippine… Read More »

World’s First Basketball Stamp

By | 06/22/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that Philippines issued the first basketball-themed postage stamp in the world? In April 4, 1934, Philippines under the United States government released a 16-cent basketball stamp. This was in celebration of the Tenth Far Eastern Championship Games… Read More »

Lolong’s Bigger Granddaddy Killed in Laguna

By | 06/21/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that a giant man-eating saltwater crocodile–way bigger than Lolong–was killed in the Philippines two centuries ago? In 1823, a huge saltwater crocodile was killed near the town of Jalajala in Laguna de Bay. It measured 27… Read More »

Unbelievable Cemetery in the Middle of a Street

By | 06/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” If you think Sagada’s hanging coffins is over the top, better visit Familia Luzuriaga Cemetery in Bacolod City. For the record, it has been hailed as the “only cemetery in the world at the intersection of two highways.” It’s… Read More »

“Solidarity Ring” – Philippines’ Biggest Ring

By | 06/03/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” So far, the largest ring ever made in the Philippines can be found in Compostela Valley in Davao region. Aptly named “Solidarity Ring”, this giant gem was created to symbolize Compostela’s “historical unity, rich cultural heritage, and wealth of… Read More »

Real-Life “Pinoy Superman” snags Guinness World Record

By | 05/18/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Herbert Chavez of Calamba, Laguna went under the knife to look like Superman. But it was not just his jaw-dropping transformation that gave him worldwide attention. In its 2013 edition, the Guinness World Records officially welcomes Chavez for having… Read More »