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'Real Life Iron Man' Sets Record For Fastest Jetpack Flight 'Real Life Iron Man' Sets Record For Fastest Jetpack Flight

We’ve been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can’t buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and “real life Iron Man,” just set the Guinness World Record…

The World's Longest Golf Club Is a Health Hazard

The new world’s longest golf club is 22 feet, 6.75 inches end-to-end, shattering the previous record of 14 feet, 5 inches. Its inventor, Michael Furrh, also typically pulls muscles in his back, legs, and both arms just from swinging it. Because lifting even a small weight with such a long pole is so freaking difficult…

Human Domino Mattress Chain Is a Lifetime of Trust Falls

Aaron’s Inc., an Atlanta-based furniture company, held its annual meeting of managers in Maryland and did what is hopefully the last team-building exercise these salesmen will ever have to engage in.

Woman Pulling a Double Decker Bus With Her Hair Must Be an IRL Mortal Kombat Character

Asha Rani is known as “The Iron Queen” because of the amazing feats of strength she’s attempted using her teeth, ears, and eye sockets. Four Guinness records wasn’t enough to slake her thirst for outlandish showmanship.

Yes, Guinness’ Beer Recipe Uses Fish—And That Shouldn’t Bother You Yes, Guinness’ Beer Recipe Uses Fish—And That Shouldn’t Bother You

Guinness recently announced that they were making a change to their two century-old recipe, one that wouldn’t make any use at all of fish bladders. Wait, said many people. Guinness has fish in it?

These Dark Knights Hold The World Record For Most Batmen Ever These Dark Knights Hold The World Record For Most Batmen Ever

You do not want to commit a crime anywhere near the Calgary headquarters of Nexen Energy. That's because not one, not two, but 542 Batmen work at the building, where they assemble to win the Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman."

Here's Your Scientific Excuse to Drink a Beer This Evening Here's Your Scientific Excuse to Drink a Beer This Evening

Want to get a beer on a Tuesday? Now you can blame your need to do a scientific experiment. First, though, you need to go to a bar and get a Guinness and some peanuts. And, what the hell, another Guinness.

The World's Biggest Tiny Domino Setup Must Have Been Maddening to Make The World's Biggest Tiny Domino Setup Must Have Been Maddening to Make

going big means going small, like when you are trying to set the world record for the most mini dominoes (2,000) ever toppled in one sequence. The result is as impressive as it is minute. My god those guys must have a lot of patience.

Guinness officially recognizes the largest Star Wars collection Guinness officially recognizes the largest Star Wars collection

Thursday, Guinness World Records released its new book, which, for the first time, included a space for the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

The World's Longest Lego Railway Includes 2.5 Miles Of Track The World's Longest Lego Railway Includes 2.5 Miles Of Track

It's not quite as exciting as free-falling from the edge of space, but a group of 80 Lego enthusiasts in Denmark, led by Henrik Ludvigsen, now hold the Guinness Record for the world's longest plastic toy train track—an honor that will certainly look fantastic on a resume.

Transformers long for Energon as they invade classic Guinness ads Transformers long for Energon as they invade classic Guinness ads

As the ads say, "It's a lovely day for some Guinness"—unless, of course, you're an Energon-craving robot in disguise (or simply don't like stout). To remedy the former oversight, artist Matt Kuphaldt has drawn Guinness-style ads touting the delights of a tall cube of Energon.

The physics of Guinness are as fascinating as they are delicious (and they're very delicious) The physics of Guinness are as fascinating as they are delicious (and they're very delicious)

I am likely io9's worst science writer [Note: I am definitely io9's worst science writer] but I hope you don't begrudge me posting this fantastic scientific examination of Ireland's greatest export and contribution to civilization, Guinness. The super-hearty dry stout has an appearance, taste and texture unique…

Car Bomb Jello Shots Blow Up Your Liver for St. Patrick's Day Car Bomb Jello Shots Blow Up Your Liver for St. Patrick's Day

For some reason, we humans love to make solid foods liquid, and liquid foods solid. Key Lime Pie Martini? White Russian Ice Cream? I rest my case. Today, in honor of St. Paddy's Day, we're taking three Irish liquids, and making them into one awesome solid.

How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness How to Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness

St. Paddy's Day is this weekend! And as one of my favorite "holidays", I celebrate by drinking Jameson and Guinness (I never drink Guinness). You probably do too. Here's how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from a can, according to Chow, so you can impress your friends.

Man Makes 141 Rotations Hanging From a Power Drill, Sets Stupid World Record Man Makes 141 Rotations Hanging From a Power Drill, Sets Stupid World Record

Here is the trick to setting world records—aim low and think of the stupidest record possible. Case in point—the record for most rotations while hanging from a power drill.

Netflix Movie-Watching Marathon Ends After 123 Hour and 10 Minute Record Netflix Movie-Watching Marathon Ends After 123 Hour and 10 Minute Record

Apparently the sight of Susan Sarandon was too much for the final two contestants in the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship in NYC. After a record-breaking 57 movies or 123 hours and 10 minutes of nearly constant entertainment, Suresh Joachim (as predicted) and Claudia Wavra walked away with the coveted…

EVOLTA, the World's Longest-Lasting AA Alkaline Battery, Coming to the US EVOLTA, the World's Longest-Lasting AA Alkaline Battery, Coming to the US

We first heard about the Guinness record-holding EVOLTA AA battery back in April, but at the time they were only available in Japan. However, Panasonic is bringing their new product to the States staring this October in AA or AAA four and eight packs (priced at $5 and $9 respectively). I would just stick with…

10 Record-Breaking Consumer Gadgets 10 Record-Breaking Consumer Gadgets

From the world's tallest skyscraper to the world's highest popping toaster, it seems like a day rarely goes by without news of some sort of record being broken. As far as consumer gadgets are concerned, everyone claims to have the biggest, smallest or the fastest product on the market—but just because it's in the…

Mob Takes Over Office Lighting To Transform Tower Into Giant Frosty Pint Mob Takes Over Office Lighting To Transform Tower Into Giant Frosty Pint

Sure it's an ad, but taking over your office building's lighting system en masse with an army of thirsty friends as an homage to every Irishman's favorite stout is a pretty refreshing dream while you're pinned inside your cubicle. Now if we could just do this with a massive INSTEON installation-then we'd be set. Check…

Firefox Claims World Download Record (No One Disputes It) Firefox Claims World Download Record (No One Disputes It)

Mazel tov, Mozilla, for claiming the Guinness world record for most downloaded software in a 24-hour period after 8 million of your minions snagged Firefox 3 on launch day. It's not that big of a feat considering you took the record from absolutely no one, but you sure set the bar pretty high for anyone planning on…

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