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This Is How You Fold The Perfect Paper Aeroplane

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.


Watch A Guy Ride The World's Tallest Bicycle

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.


The World's Biggest Cargo Ship Carrying Over 17,000 Crates, NBD

Maersk’s Triple-E line of supersized cargo ships are already among the largest sea-faring vessels to ever set sail. Now the Danish shipping group can add another feather to its cap with the successful transport of more than 17,600 TEU containers. No other ship has ever carried that much on a single trip.


The World's Biggest Tiny Domino Setup Must Have Been Maddening To Make

Going big means going small — like when you’re trying to set a world record for the most mini dominoes (2,000) ever toppled in one sequence. The result is as impressive as it is minute; my God, those guys must have a lot of patience.


Watching 275,000 Dominos Fall Is Mesmerizingly Addictive

It starts with one domino. It branches off into different lines. It ends with 272,297 dominos being toppled over.


Contour Cameras Capture The World's Largest Snowball Fight

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.


World’s Most Expensive Cocktail Served at London Playboy Club

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.


Live Video: Another Aussie DJ Aiming For World Record Longest DJ Set

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.


Watch A Man Throw A Paper Plane More Than 69 Metres

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.


German Electric Car Drives A Record-Breaking 598KM On A Single Charge

The EV vehicle, an Audi A2, beat out previous world records by driving from Munich to Berlin. The driver joked (honestly) that if anyone wanted to recharge their iPhone, there was still some electricity left in the car. [PhysOrg]