David Milliband has broken the record for repeating the same word or sentence over and over again. It happened during the course of a short television broadcast, and the word he chose to repeat was "Yemen". He did this on the television during a live recorded broadcast with the BBC at 6.00 tonight.
Friends say it wasn't an accident. He went into that press conference determined to say the word "Yemen" 25 times and he succeeded. Not only did he say the word the requisite amount of times to break the record, but he then went on to say it twice more, which makes 27 "Yemens" all in the one speech.
The speech lasted no longer than 3 minutes and Mr Milliband looked triumphant at the end of it. The Guinness book of records were invited to the record breaking event but chose to stay at home and do the counting in front of the telly like everyone else.
The holder of the record previously was Jeremy Paxman for asking a politician the same question 14 times in a row. A source close to the BBC Newsnight Department says he is very sorry to see his record go, but it couldn't have been won by a more deserving, more repetitively boring, man. He thinks it will be a long time before anyone else even comes close to breaking this record.
By Katarina Frogpond