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.
Awesome World Records
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.
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.
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.
As part of a balloon animal kingdom, a multi-national team of 34 artists and students from the Netherlands, Turkey, and Spain created this giant sculpture of a dinosaur from 150,000 biodegradable balloons. The 64-foot-long creature was on display in Istanbul in November 2020. We want to see the popping footage now.
Andrew Scorgie and his young helper Jordan had some downtime during quarantine, so they set about designing a Hot Wheels track. The track they built starts on the roof of their house and runs to the ground, incorporating 36 sequential loops. The 72-foot-long track had a 36-foot vertical drop to keep the cars zooming along.
A few years back, the guys at the Beyond the Press channel created a small carousel on a frozen lake by cutting a circle in the ice. Now, they’re back with a super-sized version of the stunt, in which they helped make a 1000-foot diameter circle out of Finland’s lake Lappajärvi. The ice disc is estimated to weigh about 30,000 tons.
5MadMovieMakers set what they believe is a world record for the most loops by an unpowered toy car. They strung together ten Hot Wheels loops into a steep, downhill run, and the little car successfully zipped through all of them all thanks to gravity. The dizzying GoPro footage was especially fun to watch.
Singer and voiceover artist Tim Storms holds two significant world records – the lowest vocal note sung by a male, as well as the greatest male vocal range – an insane 10 octaves. In this performance of Lonesome Road for Alpha Sound, his deep sub-Bass voice will shake your subwoofers and rattle your bones.
When we first watched this video of Kickboxer Pavel Trussov showing how fast he can punch, we thought it was sped up. It’s not. This guy really did manage 334 to perform full-extension punches in just one minute, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Give him 3 minutes, and he can manage 919 punches.
Paul Scardino of Winchester City, Virginia likes to collect Funko POP! figures. At this point, he’s amassed an incredible 5,306 of the big-headed vinyl toys, which makes him the Guinness World Record holder. The crazy thing is that he still has more than 3,000 more POP!s he’s yet to procure.
Meet Joseph Grisamore. As of this writing, Joe is the Guinness World Record holder for the tallest full mohawk, at 108.2 cm, or about 42.6″. Getting his long, flowing locks to stand upright takes about an hour – with help from his hairdresser and “a crew of people.” We’re guessing he has to limbo his way through doorways.
We didn’t know it was physically possible to stack even a single bowling ball on top of another, so our minds were blown when we saw that Shen Xiaoshi managed to balance TEN of the heavy spheres in a column, setting a Guinness World Record along the way. We love his zen-like calm as he assesses the situation.
Playing a regular game of Jenga gets pretty challenging after you’ve got a few dozen bricks in your tower. Tai Star Valianti managed to build an inverted pyramid out of a whopping 485 of the wood blocks, precariously balanced onto a single vertical block, and breaking his own Guinness World Record.
We’ve seen some long Hot Wheels tracks over the years, but the Guinness World Records says this one is officially the longest. The record-setting 2,176 ft, 2 in straight track was built by employees of Alfred Benesch & Co., with a little help from their kids.
If you’ve ever made your way up the face of a climbing wall, you know it can take time, strength, and patience to make it to the top. Or you could be Aries Susanti Rahayu, the first woman ever to climb a 15-meter wall in under 7 seconds. Don’t blink, or you might miss it.
We’re at the point in life where we’d rather not have a birthday candle to represent every year we’ve been alive. But members from the Sri Chinmoy Center turned their cake into a bonfire with a whopping 72,585 candles on top. CO2 fire extinguishers let the cake remain edible.
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).