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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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Reddit’s Secret Santa exchange tops 200k signups, breaks record

Reddit’s Secret Santa exchange tops 200k signups, breaks record

Less than one day short of its December 1st deadline, Reddit has topped 200,000 registrants for its 2014 Secret Santa gift exchange. This is well over double the 85,000+ users who signed up last year, and even better, it means Reddit has broken its own Guinness World Record.

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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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This walking, 56-foot-long dragon is the world’s largest robot

This walking, 56-foot-long dragon is the world’s largest robot

It's 27 feet (8.23 meters) tall, 56 feet (17.1 meters) long, breathes fire through its mouth and nostrils, and can be found in Berlin, Germany. Don't worry, it isn't a real dragon, just an amusement park attraction, but it is now the world's largest robot according to Guinness World Records.

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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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Giant Tetris played on two sides of Philadelphia skyscraper

Giant Tetris played on two sides of Philadelphia skyscraper

Your screen projector or home entertainment center has nothing on this. Trying to outdo the record he set last year, Drexel University professor Frank Lee has set up a game of Tetris on not one but two opposite sides of Philadelphia's Cira Center.

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Vector electric powered model car speeds past 200 mph

Vector electric powered model car speeds past 200 mph

We've just seen Nic Case's Bullet, an RC car that hit a record 188 mph. If you thought that was fast, then the miniature racing car Vector will redefine your definition of fast, running at a whooping 202 mph.

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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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Baumgartner supersonic jump footage rebooted for GoPro’s Super Bowl

Baumgartner supersonic jump footage rebooted for GoPro’s Super Bowl

New footage from Felix Baumgartner's terrifying 128,100 foot fall from space has been released, with GoPro releasing a new, extended cut from the cameras strapped to the daredevil. Baumgartner made headlines back in October 2014 when he skydived 23 miles from a balloon; GoPro will use excerpts of the new video for its Super Bowl 2014 campaign.

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