Tractors are typically slow-moving behemoths. Williams Formula 1 teamed up with heavy equipment maker JCB to prove that isn’t always the case. This Fastrac tractor packs a 7.2L diesel engine, making 1000hp and 1843 lb-ft. of torque, upgraded with a ZF 6-speed manual, and other racing enhancements. Its top speed: 103.6 mph.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.