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Watch 245 People Jump and Swing Off a Bridge Like a Giant Dangling Snake

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. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Super Soaker is Powerful Enough to Shatter Windows

Last summer, Mark Rober built the world’s largest Nerf dart gun, capable of blasting foam at 40 mph. Sure, that made it slightly more dangerous than the toy it was based on, but it doesn’t even come close to Rober’s latest bonkers creation: a giant Super Soaker that fires water at 243 mph. Read More >>

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Robot Wins World Record For Solving Rubik’s Cube Faster Than You Can Do One Twist

The relentless efforts of robots to make us feel inferior at absolutely everything continues with the news that a robot was awarded a Guinness World Record over the weekend for solving a Rubik's cube faster than most humans can make one twist. Read More >>

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Lighting 72,000 Candles on a Birthday Cake Guarantees You Won’t Get That Wish

It’s the law of the universe that if you’re able to blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one breath, whatever you wish for will come true. So why would you ever try to celebrate your 85th birthday by putting 72,585 lit candles on your cake? The fire department would have a hard time putting out that inferno. Read More >>

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Watch the World’s Most Complex Rube Goldberg Machine Light Up a Christmas Tree

A Latvian company called Scandiweb was recently awarded the Guinness World Record for Largest Rube Goldberg machine after spending over two months designing and building the 412-step contraption that ultimately does nothing more than push a button to light up a gigantic Christmas tree. Read More >>

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British Man Takes Bunjee Dunking World Record Off American

A man with a strong stomach, a steady hand and quite a lot of time on his hands has bagged himself a niche world record by dunking a biscuit into a mug of tea at the bottom of a 73.41 metre high bungee jump. That’s more metres than anyone being tasked with dunking a biscuit into a cup of tea from the sky has ever managed before. Read More >>

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Speed Golf Finally Makes the World’s Most Boring Sport Exciting to Watch

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. Read More >>

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Watch Gravity Satisfyingly Foil This World Record Domino Tower Attempt

Sometimes failure isn’t always a bad thing. This 19-foot tall domino tower was only ten 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 3,242 in total, come spectacularly crashing to the ground. Read More >>

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Watch These 1,007 Robots Dance Since Robots Aren’t Creepy Enough Already

Robots already have the potential to be creepy (those cold, dead eyes and unmoving faces only just add to the uncanniness of it all), but have you ever seen them dance? What about over 1,000 of them? Read More >>

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This Guy’s Middle Fingers are Deadly Weapons

If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two middle fingers. Read More >>

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Want a Guinness World Record? Just Watch TV For Four Days Straight

Did you binge watch the new season of Daredevil in one sitting this weekend? I bet you feel like that's a long time to be sitting and watching TV, right? Hate to break it to you, but it probably doesn't even come close. The longest recorded TV binge is a whopping 92 hours. That's over three days of non-stop telly. Read More >>

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A Record-Breaking 107 MPH Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited to Grow Old

It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH. Read More >>

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Watch the Biggest Ever Drone Swarm Take to the Sky in Style

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. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Functioning TV Remote is the Size of a Great White Shark

A couple of chaps have just created the world’s largest functioning TV remote. Why? To get into the Guinness World Records, of course! Suraj Kumar Meher and Rajesh Kumar Meher, a pair of brothers from Sambalpur, India, took 68 days to create their monster, going as far as selling their motorbike to raise the necessary funds. Read More >>