Swinging the world's longest golf club looks absolutely ridiculous

I don't where people come up with the ideas to do these things sober but if you were ever wondering what the the Guinness World Record for world's longest golf club was, the answer is 14-feet 5-inches. Karsten Maas from Denmark used the club to drive the ball about 180 yards. » 9/11/14 2:19am 9/11/14 2:19am

Dubai had the world's largest fireworks show and it was amazing

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai decided to break the Guinness World Record for world's largest fireworks show. Because of course the world's largest fireworks show would be in Dubai. They put the best show on every year. Might as well put on the biggest too. Dubai exploded over 500,000 fireworks in just 6 minutes… » 1/02/14 4:53pm 1/02/14 4:53pm

This Blinding 502,165 Christmas Light Display Is in Someone's Home

Ready for a big number? 502,165. That's the number of LED lights the family of David and Janean Richards in Canberra, Australia has decked its home in order to clinch the 2013 Guinness World Record for most Christmas lights in one display. Whoa. » 11/25/13 12:40pm 11/25/13 12:40pm

Meet the man who has set nearly 400 Guinness World Records

If you ever found yourself in an herbal induced state of clarity and wondered if you could set a Guinness World Record in something ridiculous, the answer is you probably can. But then Ashrita Furman would probably break your record. Who? Ashrita Furman. He's perhaps the greatest winner, maybe one of the greatest… » 11/13/13 10:08pm 11/13/13 10:08pm

The World's Largest 3D Street Art Opens Up a Gateway to Hell

If I stumbled across the world's largest 3D street art in London, my knees would buckle, pee would tinkle down my leg and I'd probably even cry. That's because the 3D art transforms a regular street into a frighteningly deep gaping pit straight into the middle of the Earth. Just look at it. » 11/18/11 4:00pm 11/18/11 4:00pm

Watch Gizmodo Set the Guinness World Record for Fastest Typing Speed on…

Who says they can't type on an iPad keyboard? Not us! Woody Jang, our video editor, just set the Guinness World Record for fastest typing speed on an iPad. With one hand, he blazed out the alphabet in 3.93 seconds. The previous record was a snail's pace of 4.7 seconds. » 11/17/11 9:11am 11/17/11 9:11am

Charlie Sheen Sets Guinness Record for Fastest to a Million Followers…

The Charlie Sheen circus now has an official Guinness World Record under its tent: this morning the agency verified Sheen's claim to the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers" record, a feat he accomplished in 25 hours and 17 minutes. Huh! An actual win! [Mashable] » 3/03/11 12:18pm 3/03/11 12:18pm

Samsung Sets New Guinness World Record For Fastest Texting Ever, In A…

Samsung's Omnia II handset was the first phone to feature Swype, the super-fast input method for texting. It's now officially the world's fastest way to text, breaking the Guinness World Record with five seconds to spare. » 3/23/10 4:38am 3/23/10 4:38am

Tricycle Robot Overcomes Pebbles and Stiff Breezes to Take Distance…

Despite its diminutive size, Panasonic's scrappy little EVOLTA-powered robot managed to make 5 laps around the LeMans circuit in France over a period of 24 hours before running out of juice. That's nearly 15 miles on just two AA batteries. » 8/07/09 7:20pm 8/07/09 7:20pm

460,000-Brick Lego Tower Breaks World Record

At 96.73 feet (29.485 meters) this Lego tower built in the Rathaus Platz in Vienna has broken the world record for the tallest Lego construction in the world. It took nearly 460,000 bricks and it was built over four days. The views from the top are quite stunning.

The tower included 121 plates designed and… » 10/07/08 11:30am 10/07/08 11:30am

Turiba University Sets World Record With 1,911 Simultaneous Coke-Mentos…

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… » 6/21/08 10:00am 6/21/08 10:00am

There Was a Text Messaging World Record?

Yes, that's right, not only was there a text messaging world record, but now it's been broken. Obviously by someone really, really bored or just unable to speak words to other human beings. Whatever the case, Kimberly Yeo, a 28 year old Singaporean business student has smashed—yes smashed, I say—the Guinness World… » 1/24/06 4:36pm 1/24/06 4:36pm