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Watch this electric race car SMASH the 0-60 mph record

Watch this electric race car SMASH the 0-60 mph record

As Tesla has shown us, electric cars are quite capable of embarrassing their gas-powered rivals, but a new record-breaking racer developed by a student team demonstrates just how potent the electron is. Handiwork of a Swiss team of students, Academic Motorsports club Zurich (AMZ), the race car may look small but it's not short on power or indeed speed.

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Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

As part of its celebration for entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The pizza was delivered to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and was delivered at an altitude of 19,341 feet. General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and a team of other employees, made the record setting delivery.

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World Record for farthest hoverboard flight measures 7,388-feet

World Record for farthest hoverboard flight measures 7,388-feet

Franky Zapata has grabbed a new Guinness World Record title for the farthest hoverboard flight ever recorded. Zapata went 7,388-feet absolutely destroying the previous record held by Catalin Alexandru Duru of 905-feet, 2-inches set last year. These records are for actual hoverboards that fly, not for the small two-wheeled contraptions that burst into flames frequently.

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Man grabs world record by riding electric skateboard 59.55 mph

Man grabs world record by riding electric skateboard 59.55 mph

If you have ever fallen off a skateboard trying to ride it in your driveway, you know how hard it can be to ride one. A man named Mischo Erban recently sat a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed on an electric skateboard when he went 59.55 mph on one at Portoroz airport in Piran, Slovenia. The board the man used was a modified NEXTBoard created by a company called Next Generation Vehicles.

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This may be the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube

This may be the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube

We've heard a fair amount of news about Rubik's Cubes lately, but mostly focusing on speed records for how fast they can be solved, both by humans and robots. But what about other challenges and records involving the puzzle toy? There's 4x4 and 5x5 cubes already, increasing the difficulty of the original 3x3 by several notches. Instead, what would happen if a standard cube was simply made bigger… like, a LOT bigger?

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Fastest Rubik’s Cube solving robot does it under two seconds

Fastest Rubik’s Cube solving robot does it under two seconds

Building robots that are able to solve the Rubik's Cube puzzles from the '80s is a past time for many folks who are always after a world record with their name on it. Two guys named Jay flatland and Paul Rose have built what they claim to be the world's fastest robot for solving the puzzle cube.

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Massive drone sets record for lifting heaviest payload

Massive drone sets record for lifting heaviest payload

A team of students from the University of Oslo led by Henning Pedersen has built a giant drone aircraft that has set a new Guinness World Record for lifting the heaviest payload. The drone looks like multiple small drones were simply attached to a larger frame. There are 48 propellers total arranged in eight groups.

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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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Panasonic EVOLTA batteries set a world record for railway track distance

Panasonic EVOLTA batteries set a world record for railway track distance

There are world records for just about everything you can think of including a Guinness World Record for the distance traveled on a railway track in a vehicle powered by batteries. The vehicle in the pictures was created by high school students and was powered by Panasonic EVOLTA dry cell batteries.

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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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