Video: From the free-throw line - a distance of just 4.6m - I can maybe put the ball in the basket about 20 per cent of the time. I'm not NBA material, but the league might consider drafting the guys from YouTube's How Ridiculous, who just nailed a seemingly impossible 201.422m basketball shot.
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We've been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can't buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and "real life Iron Man," just set the Guinness World Record for fastest flight.
No longer confined by the limitations of a printed book, the Guinness Book of World Records has infinitely expanded to include almost every kind of questionable achievement humanity can attempt. Even grabbing 244 friends, jumping off a bridge and swinging by a rope is enough to gain you pseudo-fame -- at least until 246 people try the same thing.
Video: With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope. In just 60 seconds, the students managed to skip 225 times without a single mistake.
The beautiful unobtanium Porsche Cayenne S Diesel birthed of magical unicorn tears and luxurious fancy-torques that of course America doesn't get just set a new Guinness World Record. The Cayenne just towed the heaviest aircraft ever towed by a production vehicle: a 314-ton Airbus A380.
If you thought those cross-court, buzzer-beating basketball shots you'll find all over YouTube were impressive, you'll be blown away by the How Ridiculous team's latest stunt. They set an official Guinness World Record with this 180.968m free throw made from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland.
If you feel there's something missing in the entryway of your McMansion with its towering ceiling, the world's largest arcade cabinet might be exactly what you're looking for. But if it ends up seeming out of place, that's too bad, because at 4.39m tall there are few other rooms in your house in which this monstrosity will fit.
Here's an idea for a sport: What if a bunch of poorly-dressed athletes wandered around a grassy park for four hours casually hitting balls with a long stick? Here's a less boring idea: What if those athletes were instead racing the clock to put the ball in the hole as quickly as possible? That's the basic idea behind The Fastest Hole of Golf.
By now, there's a Guinness World Record for just about any random accomplishment you can think of, including "most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit". This record is currently held by Ireland's Julian Checkley, who managed to cram 23 different contraptions into his impressive Batsuit.
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.