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The Force Is Strong With These Star Wars World Records

For many a science fiction fan within this galaxy, May 4th marks Star Wars Day — an event which sees aficionados of the hugely successful movie series celebrate Star Wars culture.

In case you hadn’t guessed, the date relates to a pun on one of the space saga’s most quoted lines — “May the force be with you”.

To mark the occasion, we’ve delved deep into the Sarlacc pit-like depths of the Guinness World Records archive to bring you our pick of Star Wars world records.

At 138 KPH, This Bike Is The Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle In The World

A group of humans put one of its humans in a crazy, covered bike. That human broke a world speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Aaaand now I feel even more like a motionless fat-accumulating sloth.

This 187km/h Ride-On Lawn Mower Is A Real Thing

Honda and Team Dynamics have been working for some time on something pretty special. Not content with a ride-on mower you could simply zip around your garden on, they wanted something you could tear up the road with. Cue an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest ride-on lawn mower.

Meet The Man Attempting To Cross The Atlantic Using Only Balloons

Jonathan Trappe loves balloons. In fact, the 39-year-old IT manager loves them so much that he’s trusting them with his life as he attempts to become the first person to cross the Atlantic using only a life raft and 370 helium-filled balloons. If that sounds crazy, that’s because it is.

The World's Tallest Hotwheels Wall Track Puts Your Childhood To Shame

Remember that awesome Hotwheels track you built when you were a kid? The one that went from the bedroom all the way down the stairs and into the kitchen? Yeah, that was cool, but this one tops it. Meet the setup Hotwheels’ is calling the largest wall track in the world.

These Guys Completed Half-Life 2 In Less Than 90 Minutes

Ever tried to finish a game as quickly as humanly possible? Not like this, I bet.

This Bike Made From Kevlar And Fibreglass Might Be The Fastest Bike Ever

It doesn’t even look like a bike, but it might be the fastest bike ever, according to the wild mind of world-renowned cyclist Graeme Obree. Made from kevlar and fibreglass, the Beastie will be used at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge where Obree wants to break the world record of 133km/h.

Monster Machines: UK Minister Breaks Electric-Car Land Speed Record

If there are two things in this world that folks just do not respect, it’s the US Congress and the obscene amounts of torque that an electric engine can produce. Like its two-wheeled brethren, the Lola B12 69/EV has more than enough torque to spare. Enough even to propel a former UK government official to over 320km/h and into the history books.

Holden Smashes A Nurburgring World Record...Sort Of

Holden claims that its new VF Ute smashed a world-record at the insane Nürburgring racetrack in Germany, but we’re not so sure.

World's Smallest RC Helicopter Can Be Destroyed By A Fly Swatter

It was impressive enough when toymakers found a way to make remote control helicopters small and safe enough to fly around indoors. But their miniaturisation efforts continue on as toymaker Silverlit introduces the Nano-Falcon, an RC chopper so tiny that Guinness has officially granted it the world record for smallest IR-controlled helicopter.

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