Tagged With world record

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There's no room for your briefcase so it's hard to use for your daily commute, but just think of how fast you'd ride to work on the Aerovelo Eta, which just set a new record for the World's Fastest Human-Powered vehicle by reaching 145km/hour. That's faster than you're legally allowed to drive on most highways.

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Video: Sometimes failure isn't always a bad thing. This 5.79m tall domino tower was only 10 layers away from officially becoming the second tallest in the world — but then gravity claimed yet another victim. As heartbreaking it is to see all this hard work go to waste, it's also pretty cool to watch 241 layers of dominoes, some 3242 in total, come spectacularly crashing to the ground.

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Video: The new world's longest golf club is 6.87m end-to-end, shattering the previous record of 4.37m. Its inventor, Michael Furrh, also typically pulls muscles in his back, legs and both arms just from swinging it. Because lifting even a small weight with such a long pole is so freaking difficult that it was part of the training regimen in old Kung Fu movies.

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One of the two best feelings a kid can have is that immediate king of the world, I've got this life thing all figured out of learning how to skip a stone across a body of water (the other is the freedom of learning of how to ride a bike, I think). But that smug satisfaction of throwing rocks that jump like 2-4 times would be crushed if you knew the world record for skipping stones was 88. 88!

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Video: Blink and you'll miss him. That's because mountain bike rider Eric Barone is going faster than anyone has ever gone on a mountain bike on snow. He reached 223.3km/h on a bike with the help of a terrifyingly steep, snowy hill and the wonder of aerodynamic gear. He goes FAST. One wrong move or one misplaced snowball and he'd go flying.

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I used to flip the end of the wings of paper aeroplanes upward and breathe on the head of the aeroplane to make it fly farther. According to John Collins — the maker of the paper aeroplane with the world record for the longest distance — I was doing it wrong. This video shows how to do it properly.

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Last year, we brought you the exploits of StoopidTall, a 4m tall bike that is completely terrifying to ride. So, naturally, we now have StoopidTaller, a bike that is yet another 1.7m taller. Experience the terror from the bike seat first hand in this dizzying video of StoopidTaller in action.

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Mixologist and cocktail connoisseur, Salvatore Calabrese, has just created the world’s most expensive tipple, clocking in at colossal £5,500 per glass. That’s the equivalent of 1571 average-priced pints down your local boozer! Anyway, the drink, which includes ingredients that date back to before the French Revolution, was served at the London Playboy Club just last week.

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It was only in December that Sydney’s DJ Smokin Joe Mekhael achieved the longest longest DJ set in history – 132 hours. Or so we thought, the marathon DJ crown was later to relinquished to a Californian DJ’s earlier but unknown 150 hour attempt. But now we can put all that aside: Fellow Aussie, DJ Hertz, is in the mix at Brisbane’s The Aviary right now — 122 hours non-stop and counting.