All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘World Records’

Loudest Stadium Award Goes To….. Arrowhead Stadium!

For all of you NFL enthusiasts, the official numbers are definitely in! This time, there’s no doubt about it that the award for the loudest NFL stadium goes to Arrowhead Stadium. Home of the Kansas City Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium reached new heights on Sunday as fans roared in the final minutes of the game in wake of a momentous 24-7 …

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NASA’s Cosmic Ray-Detecting Balloon Breaks Records

A NASA balloon has broken the record for longest flight. The balloon, which carries the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (Super-TIGER), spent 55 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes circling the South Pole at 127,000 feet – over four times the altitude of commercial airplanes. The previous record for a balloon of that size was 46 days. The record-breaking balloon …

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Felix Baumgartner’s Freefall Video And Its Lego Counterpart

On Sunday, Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier, and set world records as he jumped from outer space to the Earth below. The event was the result of five years of preparation, and Baumgartner now holds the records for highest jump from a platform (128,100 feet), longest distance freefall (119,846 feet), and maximum vertical velocity (833.9 mph, Mach 1.24). Watch …

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Watch 138 People Break The World Skydiving Record

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Gabby Douglas aren’t the only people setting records through amazing physical achievements. In an effort that took over three days, nearly a gross of skydivers took to the skies over Ottawa, Illinois to break the world record in vertical skydiving. 138 divers, to be exact. The previous record was 108, and people traveled from all …

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World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine Pops Balloon In Just 300 Steps

I’m a big fan of Rube Goldberg machines. There’s just a level of excitement and conversely calm and comfort that comes over me when I watch one function successfully. I guess since so much of my life is punctuated by actions that boil complex tasks down to a simple mechanic – the click of a button, the turn of a …

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Zappos Sets World Record For Simultaneous High-Fives

Zappos, which was acquired by Amazon in late 2009, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most people high-fiving simultaneously. This was accomplished on March 5th at 7:14 pm PST, during the second half of the West Coast Conference (WCC) Men’s Championship game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The new record set by Zappos is 3,504. …

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“World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web

Yesterday, Google ran an interesting, animated doodle for its logo, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the world record for largest observed snowflake. As I asked, in my article about it, where does Google come up with this stuff? A lot of others were wondering the same thing. For example, here are a couple of the comments we got: “So how …

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