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85 Radical Record Breakers

From 120,000-Foot Freefalls to Record-Breaking Aerial Films

— September 18, 2012 — Autos
Check out some of the world's most outlandish record-breaking stunts, artifacts, products and human endeavours ever to be seen. Everyone wants to be considered the "world's best," and it's pretty amazing the lengths one will go to just to receive that world record title.

There is a record for just about everything nowadays, it seems. From giant beach balls that measure in at 36 feet to massive time lapse sand castle stop-motion films, this medley of modern-day accomplishments will prove that just about anyone can break a world record.

Whether you are putting your body, car or bike to the test -- or even if you are just flaunting how much money you'll spend on foolish jewelry -- the people of the world will always have the desire to reach that pinnacle of perfection. What will be your record-breaking moment?
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Record-Breaking Aerial Films
Record-Breaking Aerial Films
This Video Presents 138 Skydivers Breaking a Vertical World Record
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83
Record-Breaking Construction Clips
Record-Breaking Construction Clips
The 30-Story Hotel in 15 Days Video is Captivating
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82
Somersaulting BMX Riders
Somersaulting BMX Riders
The Jed Mildon Triple Backflip Stunt Makes History
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81
Record-Breaking Truck Stunts
Record-Breaking Truck Stunts
The 332-Foot Tanner Foust Indianapolis 500 Jump is Ridiculous
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80
Record-Breaking Solar Flights (UPDATE)
Record-Breaking Solar Flights (UPDATE)
Solar Impulse Breaks the Record for Longest Distance Flown
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79
Record-Breaking Block Buildings
Record-Breaking Block Buildings
South Korea Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower for the Toy Co
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78
Record-Breaking Animations
Record-Breaking Animations
'Gulp' by Sumo Science is the World's Largest Stop Motion Film
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77
Record-Breaking Space Leaps (UPDATE)
Record-Breaking Space Leaps (UPDATE)
Red Bull Stratos Project Attempts 120,000-Foot Jump Again
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76
Record-Breaking Light Displays
Record-Breaking Light Displays
The Buckingham Palace 'Face Britain' Display is Remarkable
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75
Upside-Down Vehicle Stunts
Upside-Down Vehicle Stunts
The 'Largest Loop the Loop in a Car' video Will Make Your Heart Stop
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74
Record-Breaking Beacons
Record-Breaking Beacons
The 12,740 Lantern Release in Romania Lights up the Sky
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73
Sugary World Records
Sugary World Records
Mentos and Cola Eruptions Set a New World Record with 2,433 Explosions
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72
Supersized Mopeds
Supersized Mopeds
Colin Fruze's Motorbike Seats 25 and Can Hit 35 Miles Per Hour
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71
High Speed Highway Feats
High Speed Highway Feats
Volvo Trucks' 'The Ballerina Stunt' is Death-Defying and Terrifying
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70
Luxury 200-Year-Old Spirits
Luxury 200-Year-Old Spirits
A $117,000 Bottle of Wine Breaks World Records
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69
Record-Breaking Swiss Shaves
Record-Breaking Swiss Shaves
The Gillette World's Biggest Shave Mows Roger Federer's Facial Hair
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68
Record-Breaking Base Jumps
Record-Breaking Base Jumps
The Burj Khalifa Base Jump is Not for the Faint of Heart
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67
Mammoth Matrimony Dress Trains
Mammoth Matrimony Dress Trains
The Two Mile Wedding Dress Could Also Be Used as a Slip and Slide
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66
$1,000 Ice Cream Treats
$1,000 Ice Cream Treats
The Opulence Sundae is Staggeringly Expensive & Sweet
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65
Broken Bed World Records
Broken Bed World Records
850 Human Mattress Dominoes Fall to Take Guinness Top Spot
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64
Record-Breaking Panoramas
Record-Breaking Panoramas
The Wembley 360 Pic Allows FB Fans to Show Proof of Their Presence
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63
85 Person Domino
85 Person Domino
Dutch Hold Record With 4 Million Tiles
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62
Record-Breaking Hugs
Record-Breaking Hugs
Teddy McHuggin Embraces Worthy Causes
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61
Record-Breaking Court Kicks
Record-Breaking Court Kicks
The Nike KD Scoring Title Celebrates Kevin Durant's Scoring Title
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60
Colossal Cheese Crowns
Colossal Cheese Crowns
Tanys Pullin's Massive Cheese Sculpture May Set the World Record
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59
Record-Breaking Asian Meals
Record-Breaking Asian Meals
The World's Longest Sushi Roll Spans a Whopping 1.5 Miles
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58
Massive Espresso Mosaics
Massive Espresso Mosaics
The Saimir Strati Coffee Bean Project Uses One Million Coffee Beans
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57
Monstrous Massive Magazines
Monstrous Massive Magazines
Visionaire 61 Larger Than Life is the World’s Biggest Publication
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56
Underwater World Records
Underwater World Records
Carlos Coste has Set a Record for Diving Deep Without Any Equipment
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55
Obscene Bling
Obscene Bling
Lil Jon's 12 Pound, $500k Necklace Sets Record
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54
Swiftly Constructed Skyscrapers
Swiftly Constructed Skyscrapers
Broad Group's Massive 'Sky City One' is Set to Break Records
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53
168 Ft Couch
168 Ft Couch
Red Diva Seats 104
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52
Record Breaking Line Ups
Record Breaking Line Ups
iPhone 3G Wait in NYC
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51
Legendary Luminous Pearls
Legendary Luminous Pearls
World's Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Pearl is Valued at $331 Million
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50
Destiny Of The Record Breaking Barry Bonds Ball Put to Vote
Destiny Of The Record Breaking Barry Bonds Ball Put to Vote
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49
Speed Record Crushing Choppers
Speed Record Crushing Choppers
The Lawless Electric Rocket Drag Bike is Crazy Quick
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48
Record-Breaking Laptops
Record-Breaking Laptops
The ASUS Eee PC X101 is the Thinnest and Lightest Netbook Ever Made
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47
World Records as Advertising
World Records as Advertising
Weezer Breaks 6 Records to Launch New Video
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46
Record-Breaking Cosplay
Record-Breaking Cosplay
Rutgers Sets Record for Most ‘Where's Waldo?' Characters
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45
You on the World's Biggest Poster
You on the World's Biggest Poster
1 Million Faces Campaign
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44
World's Smallest Bible
World's Smallest Bible
308,428 Words on Surface Smaller than Pinhead
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43
Secluded Viral Buzz Campaigns
Secluded Viral Buzz Campaigns
Pilpel '30 Girls 1 Villa' Maximizes Social Media Marketing
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42
Range-Defying Electric Cars
Range-Defying Electric Cars
The Schluckspecht EV Shatters Previous World Records
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41
120,000-Foot Freefalls
120,000-Foot Freefalls
Will Red Bull Stratos Project & Felix Baumgartner Break the Sound Barrier?
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40
Eating Prospective World Records
Eating Prospective World Records
Iran's Record-Breaking Blooper
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39
Tattooed U.N. Tributes
Tattooed U.N. Tributes
Guinness Rishi's Body Pays Homage to Every Country in the World
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38
Giant Public Showers
Giant Public Showers
Pert Plus Builds Shower for 150 People in Chicago
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37
Record-Breaking Boomers
Record-Breaking Boomers
Jennifer Figge Becomes First Female to Swim Across Atlantic
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36
Record-Breaking Art Sales
Record-Breaking Art Sales
'Oh... Alright...' by Roy Lichtenstein Sells for $38 Million
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35
Jet Pack Canyon Crossings
Jet Pack Canyon Crossings
Eric Scott's Record Breaking PR Flight
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34
Record Breaking Olympics
Record Breaking Olympics
China's Beijing Olympic Games is Most Watched Event EVER
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33
Air Balloon Condoms
Air Balloon Condoms
Mile High Rubber Endorses Safe Sex
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32
Record-Breaking Chicken Buckets
Record-Breaking Chicken Buckets
The KFC Gigantic Bucket of Chicken Weighs Over a Ton
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31
Stretchy Facevertising
Stretchy Facevertising
Garry Stretch and the Tower of Terror Campaign
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30
Record Breaking Art
Record Breaking Art
Robi Walters & Leanne Wright Create Smashed Album Collages
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29
Oversized Art Instruments
Oversized Art Instruments
Chinese Artist Creates World's Largest Paintbrush
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28
Gross World Records
Gross World Records
Man Stuffs 11 Cockroaches in Mouth
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27
$34,000 Desserts
$34,000 Desserts
The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel Cake is the World's Most Expensive Treat
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26
36 Foot Urban Beach Balls
36 Foot Urban Beach Balls
Carnival Cruises Publicity Stunt
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25
Upscale Record-Breaking Hotels
Upscale Record-Breaking Hotels
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is the World's Highest Hotel
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24
100-Person Paddle Boats
100-Person Paddle Boats
L.L. Bean Creates a 500-Foot Kayak to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday
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23
Record-Breaking Jewelry
Record-Breaking Jewelry
Cat Davison Creates Earrings from Vintage Records
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22
Record-Breaking iPad Apps
Record-Breaking iPad Apps
'Guinness World Records: At Your Fingertips Lite' is a Great Time-Waster
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21
Extreme Heat Fixes
Extreme Heat Fixes
Record Breaking Heatwave in China Brings Swimmers Out in Droves
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20
Outrageously Dangerous Stunts
Outrageously Dangerous Stunts
Death-Defying World Record Dive
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Record-Breaking Timepieces
Record-Breaking Timepieces
The Piaget Emperador Coussin Watch is the World's Thinnest
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18
World Wondertography
World Wondertography
Boston.Com Recording Setting Pics Make You Look Twice
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17
Copycat Swimsuits
Copycat Swimsuits
The Record Breaking Speedo LZR Racer Swimsuit (and Copycats)
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16
Mega Ramp Skateboarding
Mega Ramp Skateboarding
100 Foot Jumps to Become the Standard?
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15
Quirky World Records
Quirky World Records
“Largest Gathering Of People Wearing Underpants” for Poverty Char
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14
Real Life Pinheads
Real Life Pinheads
Self-Piercing for Olympics
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13
Super-Long Wedding Dresses
Super-Long Wedding Dresses
Wedding Dress in China Has 1.2 Mile-Long Train
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12
Petite Pooches
Petite Pooches
Scooter, the World's Smallest Dog, Stands at 8cm Tall
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11
8 Random World Records
8 Random World Records
2009 Guinness Book Released
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10
Disgusting World Records
Disgusting World Records
Loudest Female Burp in History
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9
Celeb Records?
Celeb Records?
Britney Spears, Brad Pitt & Jolie Top Guinness World Records 2009 Edition
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8
Sizzling Record Breakers
Sizzling Record Breakers
The Burlesque Dance in London, UK Hopes to Be the Biggest
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7
Phelps Hysteria
Phelps Hysteria
Top 8 Michael Phelps Articles
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6
Record-Breaking Supercars
Record-Breaking Supercars
The Badass 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Claimed Best Handling Sportscar
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5
Record-Breaking Levitation
Record-Breaking Levitation
Nicolas Luisetti and John Paul Olhaberry Surprise Spectators
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4
Historic Olympic Records
Historic Olympic Records
Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold Medals in Beijing
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3
Giant Cardboard Tannenbaums
Giant Cardboard Tannenbaums
Giles Miller's Carboard Christmas Tree is the World's Largest
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2
Record-Breaking Big Mouths
Record-Breaking Big Mouths
Francisco Domingo Joaquim Sets the Record for Being 'Jaw of Awe'
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1
Using Shock for Event Publicity
Using Shock for Event Publicity
Berlin Tattoo and Piercing Convention
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