Take 100 drones. Strap lights to them and launch them into the air. Control them with a single piece of software and have an orchestra play Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in the background. Voila: you have a world record and a spectacular light show to boot.
One of the two best feelings a kid can have is that immediate king of the world, I’ve got this life thing all figured out of learning how to skip a stone across a body of water (the other is the freedom of learning of how to ride a bike, I think). But that smug satisfaction of throwing rocks that jump like 2-4 times…
Blink and you'll miss him. That's because mountain bike rider Eric Barone is going faster than anyone has ever gone on a mountain bike on snow. He reached 138.752 MPH on a bike with the help of a terrifyingly steep, snowy hill and the wonder of aerodynamic gear. He goes FAST. One wrong move or one misplaced snowball…
I used to flip the end of the wings of paper airplanes upward and breathe on the head of the airplane to make it fly farther. According to John Collins—the maker of the paper airplane with the world record for the longest distance—I was doing it wrong. This video shows how to do it properly.
Last year, we brought you the exploits of StoopidTall, a 14.5-foot-tall bike that is completely terrifying to ride. So naturally, we now have StoopidTaller, a bike that is yet another 5 1/2 feet taller. Experience the terror from the bike seat first hand in this dizzying video of StoopidTaller in action.
Measuring 15 feet long and weighing in at a staggering 1,011.5 lbs, this giant alligator was pulled out of a river in Alabama on Saturday morning, becoming the largest ever caught. The woman who did so broke out her special pearl necklace to celebrate.
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.
going big means going small, like when you are trying to set the 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.
To claim the Guinness World Record for the world's tallest Lego tower now requires the use of cranes and other machinery to stack over half a million bricks to a height of well over 100 feet. It's a daunting challenge that might have just gotten a whole lot easier through the use of—you guessed it—Lego.
I never solved the Rubik's Cube, so when I see this dude breaking the world record for solving six cubes of increasing complexity—2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7—in just 6 minutes and 23 seconds, I just can think two things: "That's insane" and "I'm useless."
Tonight, after months of blood, sweat and tears a team of students from Wilmington, Delaware, broke the Guinness World Record and built the world's tallest Lego tower. For the students, this victory was personal. They struck a powerful blow to their Lego arch-rivals, previous record-holder, the city of Prague.
It starts with one domino. It branches off into different lines. It ends with 272,297 dominos being toppled over. It sounds like a cross between a snake hissing and an annoying morning alarm. It's mesmerizing. It's hypnotic. It's 10 minutes long. It's worth watching over and over. It's world record breaking for…
It doesn't even look like a bike but according to the wild mind of world-renowned cyclist Graeme Obree, it might be the fastest bike ever. Made from kevlar and fiberglass, the Beastie will be used at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge where Obree wants to break the world record of 82.8 mph. 83 miles per hour on…
Maybe you've never heard of the Hacienda Hotel, but you may have seen a Cessna 172 with "Hacienda" plastered on the side in big, goofy letters hanging in the Las Vegas airport. They're connected.
It seems like England's Olympic athletes aren't the only ones interested in setting world records this summer. Photographer Clare Newton has just been awarded a Guinness World Record for the world's longest photo that measures over a kilometer (over 0.62 miles) in length.
You're looking at a prototype Leica 35mm film camera, known as the 0-series. It was one of just 25 produced in 1923 for testing, and only 12 of them are known to have survived to this day. That's why it's just set a record, becoming the world's most expensive camera.
So how does the book publishing industry battle back as they watch its market share being slowly nibbled away by e-readers and tablets? Well, by churning out an incredibly massive 6 by 4 1/2 foot world atlas with a price tag of $100,000 of course.
The SNES was the first gaming console with an ergonomically designed controller. In contrast, the original NES's controller was just an uncomfortable rectangular box, which is probably why most people choose it when they're chasing the record for world's largest controller.