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  • 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 →