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Records

Shipping Pallet Dominoes

Shipping Pallet Dominoes

(Loud) The guys at UK handling company Exporta Global decided to make some supersize dominoes, placing 1377 individual plastic shipping pallets on their sides, then knocking them all over. This is so what a 9-year-old boy would do if set loose in a factory.

The Most Dangerous World Record

The Most Dangerous World Record

There are lots of ways to get yourself into the Guinness World Records without risking life and limb, but some people live for danger. RealLifeLore takes a look at the deadly quest for the highest speed on water, and the many times people have died trying to exceed it.

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Full-body Burn Record

Full-body Burn Record

32 stunt performers put on an incredible show of courage, as each of them donned a firesuit, slathered on fire gel, and were lit ablaze to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous full-body burns. Each person had to remain on fire for at least 30 seconds.

Deal: Conversion Turntable

Deal: Conversion Turntable
$66  Buy Comment

Convert dad’s old vinyl library for Father’s Day with the ION Audio Max LP turntable. It plays records via its stereo speakers, and outputs to digital files using a USB connection and the bundled conversion software. Save 34% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

A while back, The Slow Mo Guys spun a CD so fast that it shattered into thousands of pieces, resulting in a spectacular sight. Now they’re back to capture the same by spinning some vinyl records up to speed. We wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that shrapnel.

Deal: Vinyl Moon Subscription

Deal: Vinyl Moon Subscription

Enjoy an eclectic selection of tracks from emerging artists with a subscription to Vinyl Moon. Each custom-pressed record includes a mix from 10 musicians, accompanied by cool and creative album art. Sign up for 10% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

World’s Largest Hula Hoop

World’s Largest Hula Hoop

Japanese performer Yuya Yamada aka “Hoopman” uses every ounce of his core strength to spin this enormous aluminum hula hoop that measures just shy of 17 feet in diameter. He went on to set a Guinness World Record by spinning the thing six times.

Deal: Vinylmnky Membership

Deal: Vinylmnky Membership

Receive curated, breakthrough new vinyl LPs each month with a membership to Vinylmkny. Plus, enjoy benefits like custom add-ons to each record, like signed vinyl, tailored lithographs, and merch store discounts. Save 16% on your first month in The Awesomer Shop.

VA-11 HALL-A OST 2XLP

VA-11 HALL-A OST 2XLP
$38  Buy Comment

A limited edition vinyl release of Michael “Garoad” Kelly’s stunning electronic jazz soundtrack for the cyberpunk narrative game VA-11 HALL-A. It comes with a poster, a faux interview with one of the characters in the game, and digital dowload codes.

Jump Rope Skipping Record

Jump Rope Skipping Record

14 students from Japan’s Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school worked together to set a new record for the most skips by a team over a single jump rope in 60 seconds, getting their feet over the spinning rope 225 times without a miss – or about one jump every 1/4 second.

Tanner Goods Record Rack

Tanner Goods Record Rack
$55-$70  Buy Comment

A portable record storage rack that provides easy access, and lets you display an album cover. It’s made from bent stainless wire with a semi-gloss powdercoat finish, and comes in two sizes: the small one holds up to 70 7″ records, while the big one stores up to 45 12″ records.

Vinyl Cleaner Cloth

Vinyl Cleaner Cloth
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Keep your vinyl discs clean and dust-free with ATYPTK’s soft microfiber cloth that just happens to look like a record itself. Just don’t try and play this thing on your turntable, or you’ll need to buy a new needle.

World’s Longest Domino Line

World’s Longest Domino Line

While there have certainly been more dominoes felled at once, what makes Hevesh5’s latest feat special is that all 15,524 dominoes were lined up in a single, one-domino-wide line. It took 2 days to set up, and just about 5 minutes to fall into the unofficial record books.

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Breakdancing Record Attempts

Breakdancing Record Attempts

Japanese breakdancer Ashitaka recently attempted to break two World Records in his chosen field – the most consecutive one-handed jumps, and the most elbow hops. Our palms and joints hurt just watching him do this. Watch now and see if he achieved his goals.

Katana Slicing Master

Katana Slicing Master

Martial arts and sword expert Isao Machii recently attempted to break the record for the most martial arts sword cuts in a minute, as he slashed through sections of straw mats faster than Michonne takes off zombie heads. Watch the video to see how many he sliced.

Third Man’s Record Plant

Third Man’s Record Plant

The Vinyl Factory takes us inside Third Man Records‘ recently opened record-pressing plant, located in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The facility combines efforts of man and machine to create unique vinyl discs and album covers, and helps preserve what was nearly a lost art.

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

Austrian downhill cyclist Markus Stöckl recently zipped down a steep slope in the Atacama region of Chile to set a new world’s record for speed on a mountain bike – 167 km/h, or about 103.79 mph. It took Max about 11 seconds to reach his top speed on the way down.

Record Player Drawing Machine

Record Player Drawing Machine

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.

Playing Records with Cash

Playing Records with Cash

England’s new Five Pound notes are made from a durable plastic polymer that makes them impossible to crumple, resistant to water and burning, harder to counterfeit, and as an added bonus, capable of playing records, as shown in this brief video clip.

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Fastest Woman on a Bicycle

Denise Mueller broke the women’s paced bicycle land speed record, reaching 147.7 mph. She rode a custom KHS bicycle, as she drafted inches behind driver Shea Holbrook in a Range Rover Sport SVR which shielded her from the punishing winds of Utah’s salt flats.

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Making Records

Making Records

Super Deluxe named their video series Stoned Mode,” as the clips they’re featuring are perfect viewing material for when you’re high. So smoke ’em if you’ve got em, and enjoy a fascinating look at how vinyl records are made.

World’s Longest Whip Crack

World’s Longest Whip Crack

Whip expert Adam Winrich broke the Guinness World Record for the longest whip crack ever recorded. He managed to send a wave down the length of a 238 foot long manila rope, resulting in a crack all the way at its end. It took almost 6 seconds to reach the tip.

World’s Fastest Drift

World’s Fastest Drift

Nissan’s NISMO performance division teamed up with the tuners at GReddy to push a GT-R up to 1380hp, set all of its power to go to the rear wheels, then turned it over to the able hands and feet of drift champ Kawabata Masato, who managed to pull off a 30º drift at 189mph.

3 World Record Chain Reaction

3 World Record Chain Reaction

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).

Carrying Two Fridges

Carrying Two Fridges

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.

World’s Best Stone Skipper

World’s Best Stone Skipper

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.

Insanely Low Roller Limbo

Insanely Low Roller Limbo

Our bodies ache just watching this 5 year-old girl from India as she breaks the world’s record for the lowest and longest limbo skate, remaining under a series of 7″ tall bars for the entire 196 foot run.

Longest Hoverboard Flight

Longest Hoverboard Flight

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.

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

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.

DJ Controller Album Sleeve

DJ Controller Album Sleeve

DJ Qbert teamed up with UK firm Novalia to create this awesome album, which incorporates an interactive set of turntables with printed electronics which work as MIDI triggers for an iOS app when touched. (Thanks Richard!)

World’s Fastest Clapper 2

World’s Fastest Clapper 2

Just when you think you’ve hit the heights by being the world’s fastest clapper, someone has to come around and show you up. Oh wait – it’s just Bryan Bednarek outdoing himself with a new clapping record. Good job, bro. (Thanks Rob!)

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