Tag: world record

Nov 23, 2014

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

EMC and Lotus F1 teamed up for a record-breaking stunt, as a giant semi-truck jumped a distance of 83 ft and 7 inches (25.47 meters) while an F1 car drove underneath the airborne big rig. You can find full video and special behind scenes footage at EMC.

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Nov 19, 2014

Skydiver and Wingsuit Pilot Pull Off Insane Flying Carpet Stunt

Skydiver and Wingsuit Pilot Pull Off Insane Flying Carpet Stunt

Skydiver Bjørn Magne Bryn and wingsuit pilot Espen Fadnes made history when they pulled off their insane ‘flying carpet’ maneuver in Norway’s Romsdalen Valley. The two connected in mid-air for more than 20 seconds before Bjørn broke away and Espen deployed his chute. Project Romsdalen was made possible by two months of intense preparation,…

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Nov 16, 2014

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison tears through the Olympic Park in Utah capping it off with an amazing stunt at the ski jumping facility. Maddison dropped in, launching with a speed of 71 mph (114 km/h) and achieving a distance of 374 ft (114 meters). He also set a world record with a vertical drop of 185…

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Nov 11, 2014

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

On 7 November 2014 at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, François Gissy reached a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) on a rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. The top speed was achieved around the 250-meter mark and the bike travelled a quarter-mile in less than 7…

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Nov 5, 2014

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

After a ten-year journey Rosetta and Philae have finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta and the ESA spent the last few weeks studying the comet to find the best place for Rosetta’s lander, Philae, to land. If all goes according to plan, Philae will land on a site named Agilkia on November 12,…

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Oct 27, 2014

Amazing Fireworks Display in Japan Includes Largest Single Firework Ever

Amazing Fireworks Display in Japan Includes Largest Single Firework Ever

Watch this amazing fireworks display over the city of Konosu on the island of Honshu, Japan, including the ‘heaviest’ single firework ever launched. The firework weighed 460 kg (1,014 lbs) and measured 120 cm (4 ft) in diameter, exploding into a ball of light measuring roughly 800 meters (2,625 ft) in diameter. The feat…

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Oct 25, 2014

Picture of the Day: Google Exec Quietly Breaks Highest Jump World Record

Picture of the Day: Google Exec Quietly Breaks Highest Jump World Record

Photograph by J. Martin Harris Photography / PSDC If you recall the fanfare surrounding Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump set just two years ago, you may be surprised to learn that the record was quietly broken Friday by Google executive, Alan Eustace, 57. At dawn Alan took off in a 35,000 cubic ft. helium balloon.…

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