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  • September 22, 2015
    This is a shot of Gene McMullen, his wife, and the 2,145.5 pound pumpkin Gene grew. It set a new North American record for heaviest pumpkin (the world record for heaviest pumpkin is 2,323 pounds, grown by Beni Meier of Switzerland last year). That is a big ass pumpkin. That ... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    These are some renderings of the soon-to-be-built longest and tallest tube slide in the world. The slide, which will be built into the existing ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in London's Olympic Park, will send riders through five spirals starting at a height of 80-meters (262-... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2015
    This is a video of 19-year old Feliks Zemdegs setting the new world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube. His time? 2 minutes, 23.55 seconds. I don't even think I could pick up a Rubik's Cube that fast. Also, I like how they keep the Rubik's Cube hidden under a bucket befo... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2015
    This is a video of the folks at Rhapsody Records laser-etching an uncooked tortilla to play Jarabe Tapatío (The Mexican Hat Dance). It sounds surprisingly well considering IT'S A TORTILLA. One time I poured a plate of spaghetti and meatballs on my record player and pretended ... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2015
    This is a video of Little Rithika traveling 60 meters while passing under 6-inch limbo bars to set some sort of new roller skating limbo record (previously: this kid rollerskating under 39 cars). Not to brag or anything, but I still have a swimming record I set when I was 12-y... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2015
    This is a video from Applied Science of a record playing under an electron microscope. Mesmerizing, isn't it? That isn't what I thought happened at all. I expected to see way more tiny wizards waving their little wands around down there making magic happen. That's not how v... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2015
    This is the 250-gram (~8.8 oz, about half a pound) mutant strawberry grown by a Japanese farmer in Fukuoka. Now I know what you're thinking, but Fukuoka is 1,350km (~840-miles) from Fukushima -- I already looked. It looks like it was made by gluing six already freakishly larg... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2015
    This is a video of French cyclist Eric Barone beating his previous downhill mountain bike speed record by hitting 138.752mph (223.3km/h) on a specially designed bike in the French Alps. Plus he's wearing a speed suit that makes him look like a giant cherry flavored condom. Fo... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video timelapse (skip to 1:55) of a 57-story skyscraper being erected in China in only 19 days. The 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) building was constructed using prefabricated modules built at a factory and assembled on-site. Still -- 19 days, wow, I'v... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2015
    Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, best known for playing Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation, just broke a 1,000-year old Viking strength record by carrying a 640 kg (~1410 pound) log across his back for five steps. According to Viking legend, the previou... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2014
    This is a video of Ukrainian speed climber Danyl Boldyrev jumping up a 15-meter (49.2-foot) wall in a record-breaking 5.60 seconds. For reference, that's about twice as fast as I could even run 15-meters, and that's assuming I don't cramp or trip and get a booboo. You know ho... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2014
    Seen here looking like some sort of fossilized dinosaur testicle, the world's largest white truffle hangs out and relaxes before going up for auction next week. The truffle, which was unearthed in Italy by Sabatino Truffles, weighs 4.16-lbs (1.89-kg) and experts (because there... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2014
    This is the result of 6-months of travel around Japan by Yasushi "Yassan" Takahashi to spell out 'MARRY ME Keep going for a couple videos, the first of which is basically seven minutes of listening to someone talk about their vacation photos, the second of which I didn't watc... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2014
    This is Montegrotto Terme, Italy's recently completed 'Y-40' (aka 'The Deep Joy', which I've actually been called before), the new world's deepest swimming pool (previously: this one). The pool's central well reaches a depth of 40-meters (~131-feet) and is used for deep-sea di... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2014
    I didn't even know micro dominoes were a real thing. They are though, apparently. And 80x smaller and 100x lighter than regular dominoes. How about that?! I could eat a million of them. This is the world record for the longest micro domino maze. It had to be set up with t... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2014
    In other record-setting speedrun news, this is a video of speed demon BubblesDelFuego beating Fallout 3 from beginning to end in 23-minutes, 55-seconds (using a good amount of existing wall-hacks). For reference, it took me about 72-hours. Of course I also got the Platinum tr... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    This is a point of view trip down the 17-story Verrückt slide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park. It basically looks exactly how you'd expect -- like you're about to die. Also, I didn't know you rode the slide on a raft. I thought you rode it bare-assed. Well not BAR... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2014
    Marcel Fernandes, a 16-year old from Brazil has beaten the world's fastest texting record, typing the 25-word paragraph (seen on the screen above) in only 18.19 seconds, beating the previous record by 0.25 seconds. That's some intense competition! Just not one I'd watch on ES... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2014
    Note: Two-year time lapse video after the jump. Fourteen years after the last turdy drop dropped, the 87-year old pitch-drop experiment at the University of Queensland has seen its 9th drop, with 25,000 people tuning into the live webcam feed to watch it happen. Wow, these ar... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2014
    This is a video of LEGO robot CUBESTORMER 3 setting the world record for Rubik's Cube solving. It completes the cube in 3.253 seconds, two seconds faster than its father CUBESTORMER 2's previous record of 5.27 seconds. Of course there's also this robot that can solve any cube... / Continue →