Tag: world record

May 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction

Picture of the Day: The Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at Auction

Photograph by Christie’s $179.36 million. That’s how much an anonymous buyer paid for Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting, Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”), earlier today, becoming the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It eclipses Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which Christie’s sold for $142.4 million in 2013. Les femmes d’Alger (Version…

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May 2, 2015

Josh Sheehan Lands the World’s First Ever Triple Backflip on a Motorcycle

Josh Sheehan Lands the World’s First Ever Triple Backflip on a Motorcycle

On April 28, professional freestyle motocross athlete Josh Sheehan landed the world’s first ever triple backflip on a motorcycle. The incredible feat was successfully attempted at ‘Pastranaland’ in Maryland, USA.

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Apr 29, 2015

Teenager Solves Rubik’s Cube in World Record Breaking 5.25 Seconds

Teenager Solves Rubik’s Cube in World Record Breaking 5.25 Seconds

Watch Collin Burns break the world record for fastest 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube solve with a time of 5.253 seconds. The previous record of 5.55 seconds was held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands. The feat was accomplished during the final round of an official Rubik’s Cube competition on April 25 at Central Bucks West…

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Apr 20, 2015

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Flow Hive is a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees. The ground-breaking project launched on Indiegogo earlier this year with a modest goal of $70,000 USD. The project became a worldwide sensation and Indiegogo’s most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, raising…

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Mar 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Photograph by Facebook Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg shared this aerial photo of the amazing 9-acre green roof at Facebook’s brand new headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg adds: “Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California. Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work…

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Mar 26, 2015

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

[NASA JPL] NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, passed marathon distance in total driving on March 24, 2015, during the mission’s 3,968th Martian day, or sol. A drive of 153 feet (46.5 meters) on Sol 3968 brought Opportunity’s total odometry to 26.221 miles (42.198 kilometers). Olympic marathon distance is…

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Mar 18, 2015

Eagle Takes Flight from the Top of the World’s Tallest Building

Eagle Takes Flight from the Top of the World’s Tallest Building

An eagle named Darshan set a world record for the ‘highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure’ when it took flight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Darshan descended 2,700 ft of vertical distance, landing safely on the arm of its trainer. The eagle was outfitted…

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