Watch All of This Year's Space-Jumping, Head-Spinning World Records

Between Felix Baumgartner's insane space jump, and Spanish paraglider Horacio Llorens' 568-looper of a dive, we've had some pretty awesome world records broken this year. Of course it's hard if not impossible to catch all of them, so Guinness World Records whipped up a year-end summary, and it's well worth the… »12/23/12 6:59pm12/23/12 6:59pm

How Is It Possible That Olympic Athletes Keep Breaking World Records?

The Olympics are over. Athletes have been crowned. GIFs have been made. And World records have been broken. In four years, we'll do the same thing all over again. And world records will continue to be broken. How is that possible? How do Olympic athletes keep getting better and keep breaking records? Will it ever… »8/14/12 1:00am8/14/12 1:00am

This 1,000mph World Speed Record-Breaking Car Has the Same Carbon Footprint as 3.5 Lactating Cows

That's what the Bloodhound SSC's attempt at breaking the world record for land speed will produce in greenhouse gases, claims its engineering lead, James Painter, who also said that driving just 10 miles in the car uses the same amount of energy that the whole of the Singapore Grand Prix uses in 20 minutes. »4/21/11 12:00pm4/21/11 12:00pm