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Hennessey Venom GT steals the top-speed title from Veyron

Hennessey Venom GT steals the top-speed title from Veyron

The Hennessey Venom GT has just scored itself the honor of being the world's most fastest production vehicle available to the public. Hennessey Performance announced that on February 9th of this year, the Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph, slightly beating out the Veyron Super Sport, setting a new top speed record, and taking away Veyron's crown. The testing was done on the United States Naval Air Station and logged by VBOX officials.

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Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

Have you ever heard of a video getting over one billion views on YouTube? That's because it's never happened, until now. Korean superstar PSY has become an instant hit with his "Gangnam Style" single, and it's made its way to the US big time. The accompanying music video, which is hosted on YouTube, has garnered more than one billion views, making it the first YouTube video ever to reach that milestone.

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Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

Felix Baumgartner attempts record-breaking supersonic skydive today

We've been following daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull Stratos team as they prepare to attempt to break the speed of sound during a skydive from 23 miles above the Earth's surface. So far, Baumgartner and his team have successfully completed several test skydives from lower altitudes. Today is the day that Baumgartner will attempt to set the record for the highest skydive ever made.

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Chip Yates sets electric flight world record at over 200MPH

Chip Yates sets electric flight world record at over 200MPH

It's time for the automotive superstar known as Chip Yates to hit another world record, this time for flying an electric aircraft faster than 200 miles per hour. This is the second world record Yates has broken in such a way, the first being with an electric motorcycle topping 196 miles per hour - set last year at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The flight Yates made this week took place at the Inyokern Airport in the Mojave Desert, California, and also just the day before this record had his very first - read that again - flying lesson with an electric plane.

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Pro surfer lands world record for riding 78-foot monster wave

Pro surfer lands world record for riding 78-foot monster wave

Professional surfer Garrett McNamara has giant balls-o-steel. McNamara is a professional surfer that hails from Hawaii and has been a pro since he was 17. The surfer is now 44 years old and has grabbed a world record for riding the biggest wave ever. As you can see in the photo below, McNamara is a tiny speck on the surface of the monstrous 78-foot tall wave.

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Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

There are laser pointers, and then there are LASER pointers. Wicked Lasers certainly makes the latter with some of the most powerful handheld lasers you can buy anywhere. The company even has some lasers that are powerful enough to blind satellite sensors in orbit, and others can burn things and pop balloons. A geek has taken one of those Wicked Lasers powerful handheld units and used it to try to set a Guinness world record.

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