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The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

Because there has to be a Guinness World Record for every possible thing, Chang Yu-Te blew an impressive 783 individual soap bubbles into the middle of one larger soap bubble before it eventually popped. This is one record to which we say, “DO try this at home” – just be sure to wipe down the floor with a towel afterward.

Rock Covers

Rock Covers

Celebrate your love for music and artistry with Taschen’s compact (6.5″ x 8.8″) but densely-packed 512-page compendium of album art. The book features classic images from more than 750 albums, along with a fact sheet listing the key artists involved in its creation.

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Longest Underwater Walk

Longest Underwater Walk

It’s hard enough to hold your breath underwater for a long time, let alone walk while you’re doing it. Freediver Boris Milosic set the Guinness World Record for the feat, walking back and forth along the bottom of a pool while wearing a weighted belt. He walked for almost 4 minutes and covered 315 feet on a single breath.

World’s Longest Gum Wrapper Chain

World’s Longest Gum Wrapper Chain

Guinness World Records introduces us to Gary Duschl, a man with an obsession for Wrigley’s chewing gum. Over the last 54 years, he has folded more than 2 million gum stick wrappers to create a woven paper chain. Each day he’s added more than five feet to his chain, which currently measures more than 20 miles long.

Guinness World Records: The Best of 2020

Guinness World Records: The Best of 2020

Guinness World Records looks back at some of the many bests that were achieved in a year that was otherwise one of the worst. From the longest legs on the planet to the world’s first retractable lightsaber to the longest dog conga line, there’s plenty to celebrate and enjoy in this awe-inspiring video compilation.

Playing a Chocolate Record

Playing a Chocolate Record

If you know how to make a silicone mold, you could easily make yourself a record out of chocolate or candy. But would you want to put one on your turntable and gunk up the stylus? Techmoan bought a chocolate record from Etsy seller FoodIsArt to see what it sounds like when played. Freezing the disc helps quite a bit.

Jenga Stacking Master

Jenga Stacking Master

It’s tricky enough to stack Jenga blocks normally. But there are some folks out there who go far beyond the ordinary block stacking and use the wooden planks to create complex structures. Jenga expert stacker Captain Noodles managed to stack 518 planks, all balanced atop a single vertical plank. Time-lapse video here.

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Keep all your vinyl records organized and easily accessible with this hand-welded metal storage tower from Design Atelier Article. It comes in two variants – one that holds 240 LPs and one that holds 300 LPs. Both measure 45″ high, but vary in width from 15 3/4″ to 19 2/3″. They also make a squared-off storage unit with casters.

Books & Sleeves

Books & Sleeves

Motion artist Henning M. Lederer is back with another cool animated clip. This time, he didn’t just use book covers, but he included some eye-catching designs from vintage record sleeves as well. The electronic music track by Tilman Grundig fits the structured, geometric imagery perfectly.

The Vinyl Revival (Trailer)

The Vinyl Revival (Trailer)

Record stores are no longer an endangered species reports The Vinyl Revival, a doc about why the tables are turning again. Director Pip Piper explores the vinyl renaissance with industry pros, artists, record sellers, and the new generation of vinyl aficionados choosing needle drops over digital streams. DVD drops 4/10/20.

World’s Largest Firework

World’s Largest Firework

As part of the festivities at the 2020 Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival in Colorado, the pyrotechnics experts from Steamboat Fireworks bested the previous world record for largest firework shell by launching a 62-inch explosive package sky-high, illuminating the night skies for miles around.

Mechanical Keyboard Sounds

Mechanical Keyboard Sounds

Virtually every word written on this website is composed on a clicky mechanical keyboard. If you love the sound of clicky keys too, then take a listen to Mechanical Keyboard Sounds: Recordings of Bespoke and Customized Mechanical Keyboards, an album by Taeha Types and Trunk Records, demonstrated here by LGR Blerbs.

Chelle Vinyl Record Storage

Chelle Vinyl Record Storage

Chelle is a modular vinyl record storage system that’s both practical and good looking. Each of its stackable, dividable wood crates can hold to fifty 12″ albums, and can be easily carried. The optional Chelle Cube turns the crates into furniture, with a locking, slide out shelf, available Corian top and adjustable chrome feet.

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Largest Domino Pyramid

Largest Domino Pyramid

Built on a 31 x 31 base, this enormous pyramid of dominoes was built using a total of 20,336 individual tiles, painstakingly arranged by domino fanatic Taikamuna. The official Guinness Record is just 18,447 dominoes so this clearly smashed that record. The toppling starts at 3:02.

Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

Dovetail Vinyl Storage Cabinets

An elegant and substantive way to organize your vinyl record collection. Symbol Audio’s modular storage system features solid wood drawers with soft-close drawer slides, vegetable-tanned leather handles, and brass hardware. Each drawer holds up to 90 records. They can be configured with equipment shelves or open-top storage.

1,000 Record Covers

1,000 Record Covers

Published by Taschen, Michael Ochs’ hardcover 1,000 Record Covers showcases a thousand of the most beautiful and memorable vinyl record cover sleeves from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Makes a great coffee table book for any music lover.

Ghostbusters x Mondo Soundtrack LP

Ghostbusters x Mondo Soundtrack LP

Mondo presents a limited edition one-time pressing of Elmer Bernstein’s original score from 1984’s Ghostbusters. The double album features awesome jacket and interior art by illustrator Paul Mann, and is pressed onto 180 Gram colored vinyl. Preorders start 10/2/19 on Mondotees.com.

World’s Fastest Tractor

World’s Fastest Tractor

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.

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.

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.

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.

VA-11 HALL-A OST 2XLP

VA-11 HALL-A OST 2XLP

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

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.

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