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Real-Life Human Torch Holds Three World Records For Being Set On Fire

Video: Austrian stuntman Josef Toedtling holds three Guinness World Records that few people would even dare think about challenging. His specialty is being set on fire, and his most impressive record-setting feat saw his entire body engulfed in flames for a full five minutes and 41 seconds.


Some Startup Is Definitely Going To Use This Gigantic Jumping Castle As An Office

Video: The Guinness Book of World Records doesn’t officially recognise this enormous inflatable city of fun as the world’s largest jumping castle, but when was the last time you were at a birthday party and saw one of these as big as a McMansion?


This Bullet-Shaped Bike Just Set A Human-Powered Speed Record

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.


Watch Gravity Foil This World Record Domino Tower Attempt

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.


A Flock Of 61 Wingsuiters In Flight Looks Like An Airborne Invasion

Video: Is this a look at the future of war, or an attempt to set a new world record?


The World's Longest Golf Club Is A Health Hazard

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.


In Just 0.887 Seconds Another Machine Has Already Shattered The Rubik's Cube World Record

Video: In early February, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose’s Rubik’s Cube-solving machine set a new world record with an astonishing time of just 0.9 seconds. But just two days before that happened, a new contender, Adam Beer’s Sub1, managed to solve a cube in just 0.887 seconds.


Watch The Biggest Ever Drone Swarm Take To The Sky In Style

Video: Take 100 drones. Strap lights to them and launch them into the air. Control them with a single piece of software and have an orchestra play Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in the background. Voila: you have a world record and a spectacular light show to boot.


Watch A Stone Skip A World Record 88 Times Across A Lake

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!


Insane Guy Breaks The World Mountain Bike Speed Record

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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