Australian Badass Sets Speed Record for Climbing Tallest Mountain on Every Continent

Four years after enduring an accident that nearly left him paralysed, Australian mountaineer Steve Plain is now the fastest person to reach the top of the tallest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, shattering the previous record by eight days. Read More >>

50 Engineers Spent Six Months Designing a Fidget Spinner That Set a New World Record

Just when you thought that the fidget spinner fad had gone the way of the dodo bird, hoverboards, and 3D TVs, a Japanese company, MinebeaMitsumi Inc., known for manufacturing electronic components, and Mitsubishi, used 50 engineers to design and build a near-flawless fidget spinner over a six-month period that eventually set a new Guinness Word Record. Read More >>

Watch This Machine Solve a Rubik’s Cube Faster Than My Jaw Can Drop

About a year ago last march, a robot called the Sub1 solved a Rubik’s Cube in 0.637-seconds, earning it the Guinness World Record for being the fastest cube-solving bot. That honour now appears to be in jeopardy, however, as a pair of engineers have demonstrated a new robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in almost half that time: a mere 0.38 seconds. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Sink a Record-Breaking 660-Foot Basketball Shot From Atop a Waterfall

From the free-throw line—a distance of just 15 feet—I can maybe put the ball in the basket about twenty per cent of the time. I’m not NBA material, but the league might consider drafting the guys from YouTube’s How Ridiculous, who just nailed a seemingly impossible 660-foot basketball shot. Read More >>

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This Maniac Just Crossed the Atlantic on a Goddamn Paddleboard

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. Read More >>

This Guy’s Attempting to Set a New Round-the-World Record in a Gigantic Balloon

Four hours of sleep a day, constant temperatures of around -40 degrees Celsius and no Pokemon GO for close to two weeks. Oh, and a very real risk of death. Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has embraced all of the above, having just embarked on his non-stop round-the-world record attempt. Read More >>

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Human Domino Mattress Chain Is a Lifetime of Trust Falls

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. Read More >>

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Woman Pulling a Double Decker Bus With Her Hair Must Be an IRL Mortal Kombat Character

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. Read More >>

This Guy Wants to Speed 300mph Down a Street on a “Jet Luge”

Some things man was never designed to do. Visiting space is one. Riding the world's tallest waterslide is another, too. Travelling at 300mph down a street on a jet-powered luge is without doubt another. But of course there's some crazy guy out there attempting it. Read More >>

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How to Get Into the Guinness World Records Book

Whether it was Cheryl Baker 20 years ago or Felix Baumgartner a few months back who introduced you to the Guinness World Records Book, there's always been something special about the record-breaking tome that's seen it retain an incredibly cool status, no matter what your age. Read More >>

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The World’s Tallest Hotwheels Wall Track Puts Your Childhood to Shame

Remember that awesome Hotwheels track you built when you were a small child? The one that went from the bedroom all the way down the stairs and into the kitchen? No? It would've been cool though right? Well this one tops it. Meet the setup Hotwheels' is calling the largest wall track in the world. Read More >>

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When It Comes to Book Dominos, the Longer the Better

To mark the launch of its Summer Reading program this year, Seattle Public library broke the world record for the longest book domino chain -- 2,131 books to be precise -- in its absolutely stunning setting. I wish my library looked this awesome, and did cool stuff like that. [YouTube via BuzzFeed] Read More >>

The World’s Longest Lego Railway Includes 2.5 Miles of Track

It's not quite as exciting as free-falling from the edge of space, but a group of 80 Lego enthusiasts in Denmark, led by Henrik Ludvigsen, now hold the Guinness Record for the world's longest plastic toy train track — an honour that will certainly look fantastic on a resume. Read More >>

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Watch All 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 watch. Not all of them are jumping from the stratosphere, but all these folks are pretty impressive nonetheless. What did you do today? [Laughing Squid] Read More >>