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Extremely English Man Races Shed To New Land Speed Record

Kevin Nicks of Chipping Norton broke his own previous World’s Fastest Shed record this weekend during a land speed event on the Welsh beaches of Pendine Sands. The previous record of 88.086 miles per hour was obliterated when Nicks reached a top speed of 101 miles per hour. A self-proclaimed master of the shed, Nicks…Read […]

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The “First Lady Of Firsts” Set Over 400 World Records In Stunt Planes, Race Cars, And Speed Boats

The first time Betty Skelton piloted an aircraft solo, it was the year 1938 and she was a mere 12 years old. Yeah, sure, it was technically illegal, but she’d been hopping in open seats of aircrafts in her spare time for as long as she could remember. She was probably more prepared to be […]

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‘Real Life Iron Man’ Sets Record For Fastest Jetpack Flight

We’ve been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can’t buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and “real life Iron Man,” just set the Guinness […]

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Only The Second Car To Smash A Nazi Speed Record That Stood For 75 Years

All of us – all of us – have definitively been there. Trundling down an empty stretch of barren, deserted, straight, flat highway, desperate to just gun it. That’s what the Koenigsegg Agera RS did on a stretch of Nevada road, hitting 278 mph. And by doing so, it might have broken the fastest speed […]

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Only The Second Car To Smash A Nazi Speed Record That Stood For 75 Years

All of us – all of us – have definitively been there. Trundling down an empty stretch of barren, deserted, straight, flat highway, desperate to just gun it. That’s what the Koenigsegg Agera RS did on a stretch of Nevada road, hitting 278 mph. And by doing so, it might have broken the fastest speed […]

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See All 360 Degrees Of A 900 Horsepower Truck Jumping 379 Feet Over A Ghost Town

Last year, Bryce Menzies set a new world record for the longest off-road truck jump using a modified 900-horsepower Pro2 truck. The resulting 379.4-foot jump not only smashed the old record—it also looked ridiculously cool. Now you can poke around the footage of that jump captured with a 360-degree camera. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Watch These Impossibly Precise Japanese School Kids Set a New Jump Rope World Record

With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope. In just 60 seconds, the students managed to skip 225 times without a single mistake.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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