bicycles
Cyclist Hits 174mph Record Thanks to a Tow and a Car

British cyclist Neil Campbell is the new fastest man on two unassisted wheels, after pedalling his DIY bike at an average speed of 174.3mph along North Yorkshire's Elvington Airfield this weekend. Read More >>

climate change
A Weather Station Above the Arctic Circle Hit 34.7 Degrees Celcius

Amid the hottest month in recorded history, some records still stand out as absolutely jaw dropping. That’s definitely true of a measurement made in the Arctic this July. Read More >>

heat wave
Last Month Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded, European Satellite Data Shows

The planetary heat bender we’re on just hit a new milestone. Fuelled by relentless heat in Europe to end the month, this June was the hottest June ever recorded, according to data analysed by Europe’s space agency. Read More >>

science
The Northern Hemisphere Just Experienced Its First-Ever Category 5 Cyclone in February

We’ve seen a lot of weird-ass tropical cyclones in recent years. This week, we can add another one to the list. Read More >>

bikes
Brit Pensioner Thinks He Can Get His Bike up to 93mph

75-year-old cyclist and famed bike designer Mike Burrows has had another dream to outdo his previous achievements in the cycling world. He's up for the challenge of setting the human-powered transport world record this September, in a self-designed bike he'll be smashing around the flat, warm and beautifully tarmacked cycling paradise of Battle Mountain in Nevada. Read More >>

music
The Vinyl Revival is Just a Few Blokes Buying Everything

People who know what number constitutes a heavyweight vinyl are behind the modern day revival in buying music on 12-inch discs, with research suggesting that a small number of hardcore enthusiasts who buy everything that comes out – even the £23.99 reissue of Garbage's Version 2.0 – and are spending around £400 a year each on keeping vinyl in the headlines and the secondhand value of decent record players high. Read More >>

music
What Is HD Vinyl and Is It Legit?

Last week a nerdier segment of the music world was abuzz with the news that an Austrian company Rebeat had taken a $4.8 million dollar investment to help bring its “HD vinyl” records to market by mid 2019. Huh? HD vinyl? How does one make the last analogue music storage format (that people still care about) high-definition? It screamed pure marketing buzzwordship to us, but we consulted with some experts and surprise, it seems there’s reason to be cautiously optimistic. Read More >>

gaming
Guy Accidentally Sets a New Tetris Record

The NES version of Tetris debuted in 1989, but its popularity remains steadfast in the competitive scene nearly 30 years later. Almost every record currently available on Speedrun for Tetris is months, if not days old, with experts practicing to continually hone their craft and dethrone competitors. Read More >>

music
Men Who Fondly Remember Oasis Boost Vinyl’s Revival

The music lovers of the UK are still buying vinyl in ever increasing quantities, with numbers released through physical music chain HMV saying this could be the biggest year for vinyl since the 1980s. Read More >>

sport
Athletics to Reboot Records Database and Delete Numerous Memorable Wins

Some of the most memorable moments in the history of track and field athletics are about to be erased from history, as its governing body prepares to wipe many world records set before 2005 from the book. Read More >>

environment
Humans Can’t Stop Breaking Carbon Emissions Records

The climate is changing, driven in part by humans spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists agrees with this statement. They agree with this statement because they look at long-term climate models, look at carbon emissions, run lots of tests, and see that one drives the other. I do not like writing serious articles about climate change because it’s exasperating. But there is news that I must report: As usual, we’re on track for a record-breaking year. Read More >>

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Watch GoT’s ‘The Mountain’ Hurl Another Washing Machine in the Name of Glory

Hafthór Björnsson, the Game of Thrones actor who’s currently the second-strongest man in the world, has hobbies, just like the rest of us. Only instead of video games, cross-stitching, or Dungeons & Dragons, Björnsson likes to attempt world records by throwing washing machines. Read More >>

nature
Look at Dave, the Giant Earthworm

Say hello to Dave, the largest earthworm ever discovered in Britain. Read More >>

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Seeing How Records Get Made from Beginning to End Is Still Charming

The making of a record isn’t exactly a big mystery but there’s still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory, where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Read More >>

wtf
Guinness Records Addict Gets Teeth Pulled to Set Record #20

A serial record breaker has resorted to modifying his body in order to win big with the Guinness organisation, with Har Parkash Rishi now having all of his teeth removed to allow him to set various things-in-mouth world bests. Read More >>