Members of the Tesla Club Finland parked their cars and put on a synchronized light show using their vehicles’ headlights and taillights. In all, 687 of the electric vehicles were on hand, and automotive channel Harri Salo posted this aerial footage of the festivities. The light show was put together by Simon Pollock. Watch the ground view here. (Thanks, Olli!)
Awesome World Records
Because of drivetrain limitations, the fastest reverse drive was just 53 mph. Thanks to electric motors, that record has been smashed. The Rimac Nevera hit a reverse speed of 275.75 km/h or 171.34 mph. Since the Nevera’s drivetrain has no gears, it is capable of moving backward or forward at crazy speeds. It’s the icing on the cake after the Nevera broke 23 other records.
Arnav Daga set his sights on breaking the record for the largest playing card structure ever, and he’s now achieved his goal. This 143,000 card construction took Arnav 41 days to build and includes four iconic landmarks from Kolkata, India, including the Shaheed Minar, St Paul’s Cathedral, Salt Lake Stadium, and Writer’s Building. We’re just glad nobody sneezed.
This incredible footage shows athlete and Olympic gold medalist Kjeld Nuis breaking the world record for the fastest speed ice skating ever. He achieved his 103 km/h (64 mph) top speed skating on a frozen lake in Norway, inside a specially-designed enclosure to shelter him from wind resistance.
Just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be done. But that didn’t stop Cullen and the crew from Up North Outdoors from building the dumbest 3-wheel ATV ever. They started with a Honda 200M all-terrain cycle, chopped it up, and added a tall metal frame to get its rider over 12 feet off the ground. Naw, this thing doesn’t look sketchy at all.
While we’ve seen bowling balls fly faster, this is the first time we’ve seen someone bowl a strike from a fast-moving car. Back in 2019, pro stock car driver Aric Almirola and pro bowler Jason Belmonte pulled off the fastest human-thrown strike while zooming around Charlotte Motor Speedway at 140 MPH.
World records are broken every day, thanks in no small part to the internet. Drew Builds Stuff and his brother Adam wanted to join the world record club and settled on an archery challenge. The goal: break the record of 38 water balloons burst with a single arrow while following the precise Guinness World Record rules.
A team of domino builders in Michigan created a number of interconnected and creative displays, which culminated in the toppling of the longest wall of dominoes ever built. The 4-foot-tall, 54,321 domino wall measured more than 169 feet long and took 90 seconds to fall. The big wall comes down starting at 4:25.
To celebrate the launch of CrunchLabs, engineer Mark Rober endeavored to set up the world’s longest Hot Wheels track. At over a half-mile long, the track takes advantage of the warehouse space and has stacked switchbacks with Hot Wheels Boosters to keep the cars moving. We’d love to see the FPV footage of the full ride.
7-year-old Deshna Aditya Nahar has quite the ability – she is small and flexible enough to rollerskate underneath cars. In October 2022, she set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time to limbo skate under twenty cars, performing the feat in just 13.74 seconds without brushing against the underside of a single vehicle.
Give this man a round of applause for his ability to clap at an insane rate of speed. Dalton Meyer recently set the Guinness World Record for the most claps performed in one minute, handily beating the prior record with 1140 claps. That’s 19 claps per second – our ears can’t hear that fast, so we just have to believe the bean counters.
Scot Burner has perfected the art of driving backward at a high speed. In June 2022, he set a Guinness World Record for the fastest mile driven in reverse, achieving the feat in 1-minute, 15.18 seconds. 53 mph might not seem quick, but remember that cars only have a single reverse gear. Scot explained his motivation on 30 Second Docs.
At the World Domino Collective 2022, the Dutch Domino Team enlisted 33 builders to put together this enormous 750,000 dominoes sequence. In the end, “only” 704,814 toppled, but they still set an amateur world record. Domino maniac Lily Hevesh was part of the build team and captured the impressive feat.
Students and staff from New York’s Long Beach Middle School broke the Guinness World Record for the “Most Cereal Boxes Toppled in a Domino Fashion” by setting up hallway after hallway with more than 6300 boxes of breakfast cereal. Afterwards they donated all the cereal to food banks. Kudos to the camera operator for keeping up.
The guys from Dude Perfect got together with archery trick shot artist James Jean to see how many Guinness World Records they could set. Many balloons and clay targets were harmed during the making of this video, but no humans were. Those over-under-over and S-curve shots were insane.
Can you imagine surfing on a wave that stands as tall as an 8-story building? That’s what big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner did on May 24, 2022, as he rode his surfboard to the crest of a 26.21-meter (85.99-foot) wave in Praia do Norte, Nazaré Portugal, setting a Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed.
The climb to the top of the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world’s most famous time trials. At the 2022 hill climb, a tiny experimental EV called the McMurtry Spéirling set a record of 39.08 seconds, in part due to the car’s innovative design, which uses fans to generate massive amounts of downforce.
We just checked out what is likely the smallest working PS5 console. We now have the opposite – a gargantuan Xbox Series X that’s nearly 7 feet tall. Michael Pick teamed up with ZHC to build and decorate this beast, and yes, it plays games. It’s since been donated to the YMCA Youth and Teen Development Center in Atlanta, GA.
For six years, Swedish freeskier Jesper Tjäder has been attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest rail slide on skis. After 127 attempts, Tjäder achieved his dream by sliding 506 feet and 28 inches, shattering Tom Wallish’s previous record by more than 80 feet.
Domino expert Lily Hevesh spent more than 50 days painstakingly assembling this eyecatching structure out of interlocking hexagons. With its densely-packed dominoes, the colorful geometric sculpture all came crashing down in a matter of just 5 seconds – with a bit of a nail-biter before the big collapse.
Opening a coconut is best achieved with a machete or a hammer and chisel. But there are some people out there who can open a coconut bare-handed. Abheesh P. Dominic is an overachiever, and in 2017 he broke the Guinness World Record for most coconuts smashed in a minute by cracking 122 of the tough nuts using only his fist.
We’ve seen plenty of Rube Goldberg machines, but this one holds the Guinness World Record for the largest one to date. Chevrolet Menlo, Wang Xiqi, and Guan Jian built the complicated contraption, which takes 427 steps to turn a light on. We’re not sure if it’s physically the largest, but it’s the most complicated we’ve seen.
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.