Tag Archives | Guinness-Book-Of-World-Records

Green Machine Is One Giant Big Wheel

Green Machine

It might look like a toy you played with as a kid, but the Green Machine from Parker Brothers Choppers is for big boys (and girls) only.

That’s because this Big Wheel trike is actually powered by an 80 cubic-inch Harley Davidson Evo engine, with a 45-inch front tire and working rear steer. (Just like the smaller version.)

Jeff Halverson, who was one of the people responsible for the build, claims to have taken it up to 50 MPH, and said that it would be street legal if not for the slick rear tires.

Next up for the Green Machine?

Getting certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest wheel on a motorcycle trike.

[Via: Wired]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Mark On Air Tran?

Mark On Air Tran

Mark Malkoff likes to live in places. Weird places. Corporate sponsored places.

Recently, he spent 30 days flying around on Air Tran flights to highlight their new in-flight wi-fi. During those 30 days, he transferred planes on the tarmac and wasn’t aloud to even enter an airport. He also set the Guinness Book of World Records for most scheduled flights in one month with 135.

Of course he had to keep himself entertained, so he took on a variety of challenges including this one:

Past experiences that Mark has taken on include spending 30 days inside of an IKEA, and visiting 171 Starbucks in a single day.

[Mark On Air Tran]

…Vaughn Gittin Jr. is a record breaking drifter?

Vaughn Gittin Jr. World Record Drift

Recently, Vaughn Gittin Jr. took a cross-country road trip in the new 2010 Mustang to show off Ford’s new stallion, and along the way, he made a few interesting stops.

One of those stops was at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he set the new Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive drift, at 6,285 feet. (Over a mile spent semi-sideways in a semi-stock 2010 Mustang.)

Don’t believe the hype though; see for yourself:

[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…You can make your own ultraportable?

Palm Pilot Notebook

Sure, the Asus Eee PC is small, and the MacBook Air is powerful, but what about making your very own lightweight portable computer out of an old Palm Pilot a keyboard, and a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records?

It might not be small and powerful, but it is cheap, and the DIY factor alone should give you plenty of bragging rights at your next Starbucks laptop spec shootout.

[Make – Palm Pilot Notebook]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

…The Bhut Jolokia is hot?

Naga Jolokia

A new pepper has been crowned king of hot thanks to the Guinness Book of World Records. The Bhut Jolokia chili (AKA The Naga Jolokia Pepper) from India registered 1,001,304 Scoville heat units, far surpassing the previous champions, the Red Savina chili, which only registered 577,000 units, and the Dorset Naga, which registered between 876,000 and 970,000 units. Just to give you an idea, here are the Scoville heat units of some of the peppers you probably ingest on a more regular basis:

    0 – Bell Pepper
    100-500 – Pepperoncini
    1000-1500 – Poblano
    2500-10,000 – Jalapenos and Chipolte
    5000-23,000 – Serrano
    30,000-50,000 – Cayenne
    80,000 & up – Habenero, Scotch Bonnet

Hot salsa has just been given a new definition.

[Wikipedia – Naga Jolokia Pepper]

[Via: Slashfood]