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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Guinness Forced To Recognize Bigger Record Book

LONDON—Once thought to be the most definitive reference of its kind, Guinness World Records was forced to formally recognize The Ultimate Book of World Records as the world's largest collection of exceptional human achievements and natural phenomena, its publishers announced Tuesday.

"One of our guys went to the bookstore to verify it, and yes, The Ultimate Book lists 57 more world records than Guinness, though the arrangement of the topics is very confusing," a Guinness spokesman said. "Many of the records are pretty trivial and were clearly put in to outdo us, like 'Largest Cookie Wrapped in Cellophane' and 'Widest Lint Brush.'"

Guinness subsequently announced that it would introduce a "Most Prestigious Record Book" category in its 2008 edition.

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