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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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EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

Some people, when they're bored, try to perform some stunts, sometimes hilarious, sometimes mindless, and sometimes just plain out of this world. But when new friends EMC cloud storage and Lotus Formula One get bored, they make a truck jump over an F1 race car. Yes, this is today's serving of "do not try this at home or on the road." That said, the death-defying stunt is undoubtedly awesome, and it is made even more awesome by the fact that they nabbed the Guinness World Record for highest truck jump.

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Surprise: A Google exec just broke the parachute altitude record

Surprise: A Google exec just broke the parachute altitude record

A senior vice president at Google has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record for a high altitude parachute jump, with Alan Eustace hurtling from 135,908 feet - in excess of 25 miles - in a special suit crafted in top secret. Eustace took around two hours to climb into the stratosphere underneath a helium balloon, then cut his connection with a well-placed explosive charge and began a descent which saw him pass 800 mph and require him to deploy his main parachute in less than five minutes.

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World’s fastest RC car hits record 188 mph

World’s fastest RC car hits record 188 mph

If you blink your eyes, then you will probably miss the bright orange and blue streak whizz past you in a fraction of a second. Focus and maybe whip your head fast enough and you’ll get to catch a glimpse of Nic Case’s R/C Bullet, a remote controlled car that pushes the speed limit over the 188 mph mark. Yes, it also breaks some records and gives the likes of Jaguar and BMW a run for their money.

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