Have you noticed gas prices lately? Tesla has, so they decided to remind us of what their Model X is capable of. The world forgot about electric cars around a century ago due to cheap fuel. Just like how Space X reminded the aerospace industry that kerosene rockets are incredibly cheaper than hydrogen. Elon Musk thinks outside the box, and that is how they were able to tow a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As the Flag Carrier for Australia, Qantas is the largest airline in the world. Being the biggest means staying ahead of the curve, and what they have done is sending shivers through the aircraft tug industry. Those tiny workhorses that push and pull planes to their gate are not required to meet emissions laws, so battery power seems like a no-brainer. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Tows Jumbo Jet The Model X P100D is rated at 518 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of torque. Torque is multiplied in the differential before it reaches the wheels. Your car probably has a 2.73 or maybe even a 3.73 gear ratio. The … [Read more...] about Tesla Model X Tows Boeing 787 For Guinness World Record
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Volunteers feed the final section of the pizza into the mobile oven as they successfully break the Guinness World Records title for "Longest Pizza" with a length of 1.32 miles (2.13 kilometers) at the Auto Club Speedway track, in Fontana, California on June 10, 2017. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Who doesn't love a wacky test of resilience or ability, especially if said challenge involves a pogo stick and a steep mountain? Apparently, few people are averse to the draw of attempting, or at least appreciating, the effort that goes into setting a world record. This is one of the reasons why the Guinness Book of World Records (now known as Guinness World Records) has stood the test of time. In the Part-Time Genius episode "Why Are We Obsessed With World Records?" podcast hosts Will Pearson and Mangesh (Mango) Hattikudur explore the nuances of what has helped Guinness World Records remain so magnetic after all these years. Guinness Records continues to draw around 50,000 record … [Read more...] about Why Do We Love Guinness World Records So Much?
Ray Cox, known in the gaming world as Stallion83, previously held the world record for being the first person to get 1 million points in Xbox achievements. Yesterday, he beat his own record by bringing his Gamerscore to 2 million. Cox streamed the achievement on Twitch, which he completed by playing Halo 2 from the Master Chief collection. He told Guinness World Records, “Halo is my favourite [sic] franchise so when I fired it (Halo: The Master Chief Collection) up while searching for a game, it hit me that it should be the game I use.” Cox got his first Xbox achievement on November 22, 2005, he told Guinness. According to his Twitter, that achievement was for “unlocking Cluster Buster in Hexic HD.” In 2014 he became the first person to attain 1 million points, earning himself a lifetime Xbox Live Gold membership in the process. Cox told Guinness that he’s not sure if he’ll go for 3 million points, but said, “I’ll always love video games … [Read more...] about The World Record For Highest Xbox Gamerscore Is Now Two Million
The world's tallest living man, Sultan Kosen, poses in London in 2010 for a Guinness World Records ceremony. Dan Kitwood/Lee Rogers/Getty Images From the world's longest paper airplane flight to the world's largest beer tasting, Guinness World Records has tracked global achievements and oddities since the 1950s. The brand employs hundreds of people in locations ranging from London and New York to China and Japan who catalog pogo-stick races and unusually large cats with the same solemnity as summit climbs and Paralympic sports. So just how did Guinness, a Dublin, Ireland-based producer of a particularly notable stout beer, become involved in chronicling and adjudicating world records? The fact that the world record catalog authority and Guinness beer share a name is much more than a simple coincidence, although these days Guinness World Records and the beer company are no longer officially linked. While there's no record of anyone saying, "Hold my beer and watch this," there is a … [Read more...] about Ridiculous History: How an Irish Beer Became the Authority on World Records
So, about all those paper airplanes you folded in class when you were supposed to be taking notes: Maybe you should've kept at it. Record-setting paper airplane pro John Collins contends that a few strategic folds of paper could really take you places. His lifelong interest in paper airplanes has evolved from playing with a simple child's toy to a career as a professional speaker who gets crowds excited about the science and discovery behind folded paper. Collins and "pilot" Joe Ayoob broke the Guinness World Record for paper aircraft distance in 2012, flying an aerodynamic paper airplane a whopping 226 feet, 10 inches (69.14 meters). You can see that record-setting flight right here: Collins' world record-setting design is named for his wife Susanne, and consists of only eight folds. Shortly after conquering the world record for paper aircraft distance. Collins shared the instructions for the paper airplane online and upped the ante by offering a $1,000 prize to anyone … [Read more...] about Guy Who Set the Paper Airplane World Record Shows How It’s Done