Using a pair of record players, a stick of wood, a binder clip, a fine point pen, and some tape, you can make a machine that traces the movements of one turntable’s arm, to make abstract art on the other’s platter. You can make something even cooler with a little extra effort.
22 folks from Austria, Germany and Switzerland spent four days constructing this massive chain reaction that broke records for most disc cases toppled in a domino fashion (10,266), largest stick bomb (40,910 sticks) and longest domino wall: (131.69 ft, 42,173 dominoes).
The idea of lifting a single refrigerator by ourselves is painful enough, but strongmen Hafþór Björnsson and Zydrunas Savickas show of their ability to not only carry one fridge, but two, in a competition to see who can carry the nearly 1,000 lb. load over 65 feet the fastest.
We’ve made attempts to skip stones across the water, but rarely get them to go more than a few bounces before they sink. Kurt Steiner, on the other hand, holds the world’s record for stone skips, somehow skipping a rock an astounding 88 times across the surface.
While it doesn’t really work like the hoverboards in Back to the Future II, we’re still impressed by Alexandru Duru’s record-breaking flight, during which he stayed airborne on his hovering platform above the water for more than 900 feet.
Donning a special suit, and battling fierce winds, 54 year-old stuntman Eric Barone broke his 2000 downhill mountain bike speed record by riding his bike down a mountain in the French Alps, hitting an blistering top speed of 138.75mph.
Got some old vinyl records, but they’re all clicky and poppy? This video shows a neat hack which uses wood glue to peel off all the gunk and dirt stuck in the grooves that works better than you might think.
We’re really not sure what the real-world application is for clapping this fast, but we’re still mesmerized by the breakneck hand speed of Bryan Bednarek, who manages to clap over 800 times in one minute flat.
Former UC Berkeley QB Joe Ayoob and airplane builder John Collins recently set a world distance record with a flight that never left its hangar at McClellan Air Force Base; he tossed a paper airplane over 226 feet. (Thanks Triston!)
Sure, this record was set all the way back in 1996 (and the video quality looks like its from 1986), but we’re still impressed with Sam Tartamella’s epic 2,255 foot-long skateboarding handstand.
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