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…It’s Website Wednesday: The Universal Record Database?

Universal Record Database

Are you trying to be the best in the world at something? Do you want to recognize that achievement by setting a world record?

If so, then let the Universal Record Database know, because they’re trying to become the definitive site for human achievements.

Current records include the most images of fish sandwiches looked at in one minute (25), the most American quarters fit inside a belly button (6) fastest singing of American Sign Language alphabet by a hearing individual (11.79 seconds) and more, and each comes with either photographic or video proof of the achievement, such as this video of the fish sandwich image record:

Once a record is set, users can then rate that record, and challenges can be made if you think you’re up to it.

So what are you waiting for? Participation is strongly encouraged.

[The Universal Record Database]

…The G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS is fast?

G-Power BMW M5 Hurricane RS

What has four doors, two superchargers, a V10, and goes 228.4 mph?

If you answered G-Power’s BMW M5 Hurricane RS, then you’d be correct! (And you’d probably work for G-Power as well.)

The company set its sights on the Brabus CLS ‘Rocket’, which was the previous record holder for four-door cars with a top speed of 227.23 mph, and says that they can get even more power from the car by increasing the boost from the twin chargers.

It’s not like the car will ever see anything even close to that on public roads, since the company had to take the car to a test track to reach the monster numbers, but I guess it’s good to know that when needed, you could outrun most planes in style and luxury!


[Via: Autoblog]

…Domino Day is huge?

Domino Day

Domino Day 2008 was on November 15, and the Weijers Domino Productions team tried to break the current world record for domino toppling by setting up 4.5 million dominoes.

Though one of the builder challenges failed, resulting in the loss of a few dominoes, they still managed to break the record with a total fall of 4,345,027 dominoes, including challenges that broke nine other records during the day:

  • Longest Domino Spiral (200 Meters)
  • Highest Domino Climb (12 Meters)
  • Smallest Domino Stone (7 Millimeters)
  • Largest Domino Stone (4.8 Meters)
  • Longest Domino Wall (16 Meters)
  • Largest Domino Structure (25,000 Stones)
  • Fastest Topple of 30 Meters of Domino Stones (4.21 Seconds) (The sprinter Churandy Martina ran with the dominoes and achieved the time of 3.81 sec for the same distance.)
  • Largest Number of Domino Stones Resting on A Single Domino (727 Stones)
  • Largest Rectangular Level Domino Field (1 Million Stones)

Since it’s hard to imagine what 4.5 million dominoes looks like (and I’d imagine it’s impossible to imagine the sound) here’s a video from the event:

[Via: Neatorama]

…Ronnie Renner can fly?

Red Bull Experiment

What’s the highest you can jump a motorcycle out of a quarter pipe?

Ronnie Renner and the Red Bull Experiment decided to find out, and on July 11, in front of thousands of fans on the Santa Monica pier, he sailed some 59’2” trough the air and upside down to set a new world record:

[Red Bull Experiment]

…You should be a Firefox 3 power user?

Firefox 3 Robot

If you were among the more than eight million people that helped Firefox set a new world record on Download Day 2008, then it’s time to start tweaking and tuning Firefox 3 to match your needs.

The first stop on your customization journey should definitely be at Lifehacker’s Power User’s Guide to Firefox 3, which digs a little deeper into the program and uncovers shortcuts, tweaks, and even Easter Eggs in the Mozilla monster.

Are you ready?

[Lifehacker – Power User’s Guide to Firefox 3]