Tag Archives | World-Record

World’s Largest Rube Goldberg Machine

The Purdue Society of Professional Engineers is claiming to have built the largest functional Rube Goldberg Machine in the world, with a 300-step process that blows up and pops a balloon:

While I’d argue that the ‘largest’ Rube Goldberg Machine is most likely the Life Size Mousetrap, it’s still impressive to see all 300 steps work in order to perform one simple task!

Purdue Masters The Rube Goldberg Machine

This Rube Goldberg Machine, built by a team from Purdue, includes 232 steps, and once verified, will surpass the world record held by Ferris State University of 230 steps.

It’s called “Time Machine”, and catalogs the history of the world, from dinosaurs, war, and rock ‘n roll to a cataclysmic inferno and efflorescent renewal.

Check it out:

[Via: Engadget]

…Levi LaVallee is a world record breaking snowmobile jumper?

Levi LaVallee was planning to set the world record for the world’s longest snowmobile jump during this year’s Red Bull New Year No Limits, but he was injured recently while preparing for the jump, and the event has been canceled.

Thankfully, he managed to jump 361-feet during practice, beating the existing record by 60 feet, and caught the RIDICULOUS looking jump on video for the world to enjoy:

…Ferdinand Fischer is crazy?

Ferdinand Fischer is a stuntman and stunt coordinator for SlamArtist.com, but he’s also batshit crazy, as demonstrated by his latest stunt, which involved him freefalling from a 150 ft. cliff into a big pile of cardboard boxes:

Apparently it’s a new world record, though I have no idea who else was crazy enough to try anything close to this without a parachute attached.

I kid you not when I say that the only thing I could manage to mumble while watching this clip was “No. F’ing. Way.”

[SlamArtist.com]

…Travis Pastrana is indestructible?

Travis Pastrana New Year No Limits Jump

Travis Pastrana’s world record setting New Year’s Eve rally car jump in his Subaru WRX was impressive:

Travis Pastrana Crash

What’s even more impressive though is that he managed to destroy his practice car and then walk away from the accident like it was no big deal:

The man is either a cat working on his ninth life, or he’s indestructible. Either way, I can’t wait to see what he thinks of next.