When it comes to pushing oneself towards greatness, some of us vow to read more books or sign up for a 5K run. Others try to learn a new skill, like woodworking. Chris Bertish, however, decided to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a paddleboard because he is a crazy man.
This weekend, after much doubt as to whether his latest creation was real or not, jet ski champion Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight. I was there when it happened, and I’m here to tell you that this thing is real, and it’s spooky how it just hangs there, mid-air, until…
Aaron’s Inc., an Atlanta-based furniture company, held its annual meeting of managers in Maryland and did what is hopefully the last team-building exercise these salesmen will ever have to engage in.
Asha Rani is known as “The Iron Queen” because of the amazing feats of strength she’s attempted using her teeth, ears, and eye sockets. Four Guinness records wasn’t enough to slake her thirst for outlandish showmanship.
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.
Two minutes and 10 seconds, to be specific, shattering the old record by a wide margin. It’s amazing what you can do with a Nissan Juke RS Nismo if your name is Terry Grant.
Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto set a world record at the Berlin Marathon today, covering a distance of 42.195 km (26.2 miles) a whopping 26 seconds faster than the previous record-holder.
You do not want to commit a crime anywhere near the Calgary headquarters of Nexen Energy. That's because not one, not two, but 542 Batmen work at the building, where they assemble to win the Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman."
Thought you had a lot of Doctor Who related knick nacks at home? Perhaps not as many as this man from Manchester in the UK does - he's just entered Guinness' Book of World Records for having over one-and-a-half thousand bits of Who merchandise in his collection.
Earlier this year, Victor Sandberg broke Missile Command's all-time world record—a mark that had stood since 1982 and was believed to be unassailable. This weekend, he shot for another goal most thought unreachable. In the end, it was.
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.
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.
Gaze in amazement at this 112 foot-tall tower made from 500,000 individual bricks of Lego. The structure, which was built by students from Wilmington, Delaware, broke the Guinness World Record last night, thereby accomplishing the dream set by every kid who has ever clicked two pieces of Lego together.
Back in 2009, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran the 100-meter dash in a record setting time of 9.58 seconds. A recent study highlights the astounding physics behind this unprecedented human achievement.
Japan's Jiroemon Kimura has passed away at the age of 116 years and 54 days. Guinness World Records is recognizing him as the oldest man in recorded history.
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…
The world record for the hottest recorded temperature of 58°C (136.4°F) was set at Al Azizia, Libya, in 1922. This year, a team of researchers — including one who was almost killed in Libya's 2011 revolution — invalidated that record. Here's the harrowing story of how they did it.
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…