1.) Thanks to a lot of Mountain Dew, and meals from restaurants like Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Clinton Shepherd is a Guinness World Record holder. He’s a manager at Chicago’s Navy Pier, who rode the tourist spot’s Ferris wheel, for 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds. And, he was awake the entire time. Shepherd was allowed a five minute break every hour, and stayed awake by playing video games and watching movies on the gondola’s big screen TV. He brings the world record to the birthplace of the Ferris Wheel, the first having been built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition.
2.) What’s the price of the most expensive house that’s ever gone on sale in U.S. history? A single family home in Greenwich, Connecticut is being listed at $190 million dollars. The 13,519-square-foot house is spread across 50 acres on two islands on the Long Island Sound. It has 12 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, six garages, a 75-foot pool with spa, a tennis court, an elevator and a lot of bragging rights. This property hasn't been on sale since 1904 and has had only two owners in its history. The firm that's selling the house says appraisals came out around $200 million, so you’re actually getting a bargain
3.) A few drops of Mahatma Gandhi's blood are on sale at an auction of historical goods in London today. Reuters reports the blood samples, taken when the Indian nationalist leader was recovering from an appendectomy in 1924, are expected to fetch around $20,000. Gandhi fans will also have the chance to buy his sandals, shawl, and rice bowl. The auction also includes some Hitler-related items, including a marble block from his bunker and a signed 1936 Christmas card from Berlin.