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Researchers set Guinness World Record for smallest printed color image

Researchers set Guinness World Record for smallest printed color image

Researchers from Switzerland's ETH Zurich and connected start-up Scrona have been confirmed as setting a Guinness World Record for the smallest printed color picture ever known. The image of several clown fish around a sea anemone, seen above, has an area of just 0.0092 mm², making it as small as the cross-section of a human hair. Inkjet printed image is equal to a single pixel from a retina display, measuring 80 µm by 115 µm.

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World’s longest bike is 117-feet long

World’s longest bike is 117-feet long

If you have never spent time looking at the Guinness Book of World Records, trust me that there are records in there for things you have never even thought of. One good example of a record for something you never knew existed is this incredibly long bike that now holds the record for world's longest bicycle.

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85mph speedbike sets human-powered vehicle speed record

85mph speedbike sets human-powered vehicle speed record

Imagine traveling 85 miles per hour on a bicycle, with your pedaling providing the only power. Now, imagine doing it in a sealed, bullet-shaped "speedbike" over a 5-mile stretch of flat road. That's exactly the team AeroVelo has done this week at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge competition, setting a new world record for the fastest human-powered vehicle. The team's "Eta" bike reached a speed of 85.71 miles per hour, topping the previous record of 83.13 mph.

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Cedar Point roller coaster wants to set record for insanity

Cedar Point roller coaster wants to set record for insanity

There are roller coasters and there are roller coasters. And then there are roller coasters that make you wonder about the twisted mind that created the equally twisted loops and drops of death. All for good fun, where fun equates to probably dying early. Cedar Point in Ohio might not be one of the most popular coaster parks in the world, but come 2016, it would probably be right there on the map, probably with 10 world records bagged all at once, and hopefully without any tragic mishap.

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS sets 2 wheel mile-long driving record

Nissan Juke Nismo RS sets 2 wheel mile-long driving record

We usually hear and write about cars that set the record straight when it came to speed, performance, eco-friendliness, and other normal metrics, but there are just some stunts that defy odds and rationality. Take for example driving on only two wheels on the same side, something that no car was designed to do. And yet that is exactly what the Nissan Juke Nismo RS did at the Goodwood Festival Speed this weekend, setting a new world record for the fastest mile-long drive on two wheels. Without toppling over, of course.

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Koenigsegg One:1 decimates all in 0-300km/h-0 test

Koenigsegg One:1 decimates all in 0-300km/h-0 test

Of all the exotic sports cars in the world, the most exotic in my mind is the Koenigsegg One:1. This is a hypercar in every sense of the word packing 1340hp under the hood with a curb weight of 1340kg. That gives the car a power to weight ratio of 1:1, which is where the name comes from. The 1:1 power to weight ratio doesn't quite work here in the states where the 1340kg weight comes out to a bit under 3000 pounds.

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Audi sets track and economy records to make you love diesel

Audi sets track and economy records to make you love diesel

Audi may not have persuaded Americans that diesel isn't the Devil's fuel but you can't accuse it of not trying, setting both economy and performance records in Europe. When it comes to speed, it's the Audi RS5 TDI competition concept setting a record time for a diesel around the Sachsenring, its 435 HP engine powering the car to complete a 2.2 mile lap in 1 minute 35.35 seconds. That, Audi credits, is down to its unusual electric compressor.

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Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

Teen solves Rubik’s Cube in 5.25 seconds

One of the icons of the 80s was the infuriating puzzle cube called the Rubik's Cube. Anyone around during that era has played with one and likely received enough of them as Christmas gifts to build a house out of the blocks. Back in the day, it was a big deal if you could even solve the cube in days or weeks.

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Italian swimming pool is 40 meters deep, breaks world record

Italian swimming pool is 40 meters deep, breaks world record

If some parents fret over their children's safety in swimming pools, they might be horrified to learn of this new death trap in Italy. The Y-40, also aptly nicknamed "The Deep Joy", is a swimming pool on the grounds of four star hotel Terme Millepini in Venice that might look normal on the surface, or even a few meters deep. But go even deeper and you will discover a pool, more correctly a tunnel, that reaches 40 meters deep. Deep enough for scuba divers and students to enjoy, sans the perils of an open sea.

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