Back in July, the official Guinness World Record for most Jenga pieces stacked on a single vertical piece was set by Tai Star Valianti with 485 pieces. Well that record is now poo poo, because last Tuesday Kelvin the Menga Man set a new world record with 517 pieces. And then just days later, his friend lamlei of Team Captain Noodles broke that record by stacking 518 pieces.
Neither of those were verified by Guinness, but there's a time-lapse for both attempts and also is anybody actually worried about people cheating at this? Do they really need an official to stand there and make sure they're not taking steroids or something? Just give these guys whatever Guinness certificate they hand out and let's move on with our lives.
Keep going for lamlei's 518 piece time-lapse and Kelvin's short-lived 517 piece record time-lapse.
This is video of Moto2 rider Aron Canet narrowly avoiding being turned into soup after falling from his bike during a qualifying session for the Portuguese Grand Prix. He ends up in the middle of the track and even before he finishes sliding he realizes where he is and starts scrambling to the edge for safety. It almost looks cartoonish how he's scrambling on all fours and barely moving. But to be fair, it is difficult to crawl when your underwear is completely filled with poop.
While clearing snow from a vehicle in Russia, the owner noticed a massive slab of concrete falling from the building above and narrowly got out of the way in time. When I say massive, I mean massive. Like 100% this guy would be dead if he didn't have his Russian reflexes with him. Also, what is happening in Russia that giant concrete slabs just fall from the sky? From what I've seen on the Internet they're already playing life at the max difficultly so it seems excessive to add in randomly falling objects.
Keep going for the full video. The size of the concrete slab is truly impressive.
This is a video of a group of skydivers losing altitude awareness and narrowly avoiding being turned into pancakes on the side of a mountain. Apparently the group was the second to exit and nobody noticed the drop was at the wrong place until it was almost too late. All their safety gear (AADs, audible altimeters, etc.) was set for ground level and nobody noticed there was a mountain where there wasn't supposed to be. Anyways, nobody dies, but apparently this is a famous video in the skydiving community as a reminder to spot your jump location and make sure there aren't mountains where you don't expect there to be mountains. Seems kind of obvious, but apparently not.
This is a video of a Russian lunatic firing an AK-103 until it catches fire. And then he, uh, proceeds to fire some more. The craziest part is that this was put out by the Kalashnikov Concern, the actual manufacturer of the AK-103. I mean, props to the Russians for risking their employees' lives for the sake of demonstrating how tough their products are. I don't consider myself an overly cautious person, but watching the guy constantly bash the gun to reload because it was jamming due to being on fire gave me anxiety. Why not fill the room with knives while you're at it?
Keep going for the full video. The thing catches fire at 5:20 and the video is 18 minutes long if you want an idea of how far they take it.
In one of the most Italian things that has ever happened, the Italian police used a Lamborghini Huracan to transport a donated kidney more than 300 miles from Rome to Padua, averaging 145 mph for the two hour trip.
The Lamborghini Huracan they used, which was specially modified for such tasks with a refrigerated frunk, was obtained by the Italian police back in 2017. Speedy organ delivery isn't its only job, though. In fact, it's a regular patrol vehicle for the department with lights, a police computer and other equipment necessary to perform traffic stops and arrests. Luckily for other speeders, it was too busy flying down the road for officers to check their radar guns.
The Italian State Police actually has a few Huracans for situations like these, and they're also outfitted with a refrigerated frunk for transporting organs or other temperature-sensitive medical supplies. The vehicles also have defibrillators on board, making them much more than just a loud way to give tickets to speeding Italian motorists.
Sure, they could've helicoptered the kidney which would've been safer and faster, but this is Italy. Obviously it makes more sense to drive the thing with a damn Lamborghini (and make a video of it in the process). I imagine they must've also been yelling "Mama mia!" the entire time and scarfing down plates of spaghetti to calm their nerves.
This is a video of a McDonald's employee showing how they make a Big Mac. It's not particularly interesting unless you're interested in how a Big Mac is made, but I am, so here we are. If you've ever wondered why the top bun is always off centered it's because they let the lid do all the work when they close it. I will admit I'm loving this trend of people showing how the sausage is made on TikTok. I'm sure corporate doesn't like seeing their secrets being revealed (there's nothing more appetizing than a bin filled with old patties), but as a consumer I can't get enough of videos like this. Now can somebody make a TikTok showing what exactly is in a McRib? Don't get me wrong they're delicious, but I have a hard time believing they're made from actual rib meat and not a reconstituted shoe.
This is a video of a Utah teen saving his choking friend with the Heimlich maneuver during a school lunch. It's weird how everybody else is so casual about somebody choking to death just a few feet away and basically nobody even acknowledges that this kid saved his friend's life. I've always wondered if the Heimlich maneuver actually works and turns out it does. Or maybe the choking friend thought he was getting a big hug and the friendship gave him the determination to not die. Guess we'll never know, but somebody owes somebody their bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
Keep going for the entire ordeal caught on camera.