Category Archive: Record

Aug 25 2014

Lots of Practice: 87-Year-Old Grandma the Gymnast

Seen here pulling off an amazing feat of strength that I have never and will never be able to match is Johanna Quaas. Her and her 87 years hold the Guinness World Record for being the oldest practicing gymnast. When I’m 87 years old I doubt I’ll be able to do anything with the ease …

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Jun 19 2014

Show Off: Plans Accepted for New World’s Tallest Building

London-bases architecture firm Chetwoods won the bid to build some massive buildings in Wuhan, China. They call the creations the Phoenix Towers. The taller of the two towers is planned to be one kilometer high, which comes out to 3280 feet in something that you can wrap your head around. The two Phoenix Towers, which …

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Jun 18 2014

I Want a Ride: 1000 mph Rocket Car

This is the Bloodhound Supersonic Car and it’s set to take over the world land-speed record next year by shooting itself at 1000 miles per hour across the South African plain. For the record that’s faster than your car would reach even if you drove it off a cliff. If the Bloodhound, which started life …

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May 29 2014

Need for Speed Street Luge: Luger is Shooting for 300 mph

Australian street luger Daz Fellows is working on breaking the world record for speed on the street luge. the current record stand at 115.8 mph set by Englishman Jason Bradbury, Fellows plans to more than double that by going 300 mph on a jet=powered luge of his own creation. “Well it’ll be hard to get …

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May 28 2014

New Record: World Largest LEGO Tower is 114 Feet Tall

Going on about 9 months ago now we got word there was a new leaders in the world of tallest LEGO towers. Well, their reign has officially ended. That is to say, there’s a new leader in the field of world’s tallest LEGO tower. Construction of the 114-foot (36-metre) Lego tower began on Wednesday with …

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May 02 2014

Beer Run, Beer Run, Beer Run

Most people I know will only run for one of two reasons, there is only one sale item left on the shelf and some one else is going of it, or the are in mortal danger and must run to live. And the latter isn’t always applicable. Other people however, they run for fun and …

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Apr 24 2014

Wish I was There: Cleveland Released 1.5 Million Balloons

Ok, so this isn’t exactly news, but only reporting news would be restricting so we’ll just ignore that. The same way you try to ignore those teens wearing restricting pants who stand by your car in the parking lot and smoke. What are they doing out there? Why can’t they stand somewhere else? I don’t …

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Apr 17 2014

This is my 1000th Post

Everyone bow down in astonished horror. You read that right, this is my 1000th post on Uncanny Flats. I can’t believe we’ve made it so far. To make it even better. I did it in under a year. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my very first post. Let’s look back at some of …

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Apr 15 2014

Speed Run: Half-Life 1 Completed in Under 21 Minutes

When you played the first Half-Life game how long did it take you to complete it? Couple of days? Longer? Gave up and went back to Diablo? In any case, you didn’t do it this fast. Here’s a video of the new record time to finish Half-Life 1. Impressively it only took 20 minutes and …

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Apr 15 2014

Good Luck to Them: Flying Around the World on Solar Power

This is the Solar Impulse 2 which is slated to fly around the world using only the power of the sun. That will be a pretty impressive feat if they can do it. So I’ll send them off with my best wishes. The aircraft has a 236-foot wingspan, and is covered in 17,238 solar cells. …

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