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On a cold, winter’s night in Seattle, Washington, Contour Cameras broke out its gear and wandered down to a local park to watch an army of over 5000 rugged up warriors break a world record: the record for the largest snowball fight in the world.
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.
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.
Some world records are just plain — or in this case plane — wacky. Like former quarterback Joe Ayoob’s record for the world’s longest recorded paper plane throw.
Last we heard from the UK’s high altitude Zephyr glider, it was unofficially breaking the record for longest unmanned flight. That was back in 2007, when the record was a paltry 30 hours, and the Zephyr was able to manage a 54 hour flight, thanks to its solar powered batteries. On Friday, the Zephyr flew that and them some when it completed an 84-hour flight without issue. Military types are no doubt licking their lips at the news, as the plane was designed to support troops in the field with continuous surveillance and communication support from its perch on high at 60,000 ft. [Telegraph]
Mazel tov, Mozilla, for claiming the Guinness world record for most downloaded software in a 24-hour period after 8 million of your minions snagged Firefox 3 on launch day. It’s not that big of a feat considering you took the record from absolutely no one, but you sure set the bar pretty high for anyone planning on breaking it. [Firefox via Reuters]
You know how sometimes your toast doesn’t quite pop out of the toaster fully? And because your judgment is a little impaired that early in the morning, you decide to jam a fork in there to dig it out only to be electrocuted and rushed to the hospital? Sure, we have all been there. However, Freddie Yauner, the dude behind “The Moaster,” will not have to worry about that anytime soon because he has set the record for the “highest popping in toaster the world” according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Some people celebrate anniversaries with food, or a little dancing, but Business University Turiba in Latvia decided to have a little fun with a Gizmodo favorite: the ol’ Mento in the Coke reaction. For the school’s 15th anniversary, the students set out the break the previous world record for this category, which was held by 1,499 Belgian students in the town of Leuven. Last Thursday, they succeeded, and the contents of 1,911 bottles of Coke were sprayed violently upward, and into history.