The fastest time to escape from a chain while underwater is 10.76 seconds by Daniel Robinson a.k.a. Weasel Dandaw (UK) on the set of Guinness World Records: 50 Years, 50 Records (ITV, UK) at the London Television Studios, London, UK on 11 September 2004.
When preparing for a recent role, away from Hollywood's studios, on London's West End, Christian shares his tips. From first time reading through a script to rehearsing and recording lines back to himself on his iphone, Christian gets to know his characters. For more from this interview, go to www.t5m.com/Christian-Slater
http://www.younghollywood.com The diverse cast of the revamped, "V," visits Comic Con. Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, and Joel Gretsch discuss their love for their characters as well as the fun they have while working together. Hosted by Michelle Hummel. Distributed by Tubemogul.
On 20 Apr 2000, during filming for the Guinness World Records TV show, Vic Kent from Farnborough, Hants, UK, completely ate three cream crackers in two minutes six seconds. Three other people tried to beat the record as well.
The world's poorest countries pay almost $100 million every day to the rich world. Read the basics about how this works - and why it should stop. 1. Why should we drop the debt? Debts should be cancelled because they are unjust in terms of their origin, and also because they worsen poverty. 2. How big is the debt of poor countries? The poorest 49 countries have debts totalling US $375 billion, whilst for the poorest 144 countries, it is over US $2.9 trillion. 3. Where did the debt come from? Much of the debt of poor countries is left over from the 1970s - and often arose through reckless or self-interested lending by the rich world. 4. Hasn't all the debt been cancelled? No! Thanks to campaigners, debt cancellation has become a reality - but the debt crisis is still with us. 5. Hasn't the UK cancelled all debts? No! The UK has cancelled many debts, and been active in calling for further cancellation for the poorest – but it still holds billions in debts from other poor countries. 6. What do countries have to do to get cancellation? There are lots of harmful, undemocratic and irrelevant conditions attached to debt cancellation - we want these strings to be cut. 7. Where do debt payments go? Poor countries are paying debts to the World Bank, the IMF, other international bodies (all controlled by rich countries), to rich country governments and to companies. 8. Doesn't corruption make debt cancellation pointless? No. Corruption is a big problem in some places - but funds from debt cancellation do make a difference. 9. How do we prevent future debt crises? We need economic justice - covering debt, trade, aid, tax, etc - and responsible financing in the future. 10. What can I do? Plenty! Campaigning does make a difference. http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk