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  • February 13, 2014
    This is a video of Russian ninjas Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov climbing the second tallest building in the world, the Shanghai Tower. When completed later this year it will stand 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and have 121 stories. For height reference, that's 118 stories ... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2014
    This is Freddy. On the right. On the left is Claire Stoneman, Freddy's caretaker. Freddy is currently the world's tallest living dog, and is just three inches shy of the world's tallest ever, George. Right now Freddy is a year and a half old and stands 7-feet 4-inches on hi... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2014
    I meant to post this earlier but I'm stupid and forgetful. "No kidding, you also forgot ugly." You sure know how to make a guy feel special. This is a drone-shot video of the 17-story Verrückt water slide set to open at the Schlitterbahn (literally, Shitbottom) waterpark in ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2013
    Seen here practicing for the circus, Richie Trimble provides us with a first-person view of what it's like to ride his nearly 15-foot "Stoopidtall Bike'. The bike measures 12-feet to the pedals and 14.5 to the seat. That's high. Almost as high as you'd have to be to think a ... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2013
    Note: This is just a picture, and there's a video tour after the jump but the link to the actual interactive panorama is HERE. Photographer Gerald Donovan went and created a 360-degree panorama from atop the Burj Khalifa, the world's currently tallest building. No single pict... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2011
    Seen here doing his best Amish Abe Lincoln, Kevin Walter built a 175-cm (~69") Barad-dûr/Eye of Sauron LEGO sculpture for the 2011 Brickworld convention. I'm not sure how many pieces it is, but my guess is in the tens. Did I mention I'm a terrible guesser? Because, no lie, ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2011
    A mile? That's not even scraping the sky anymore -- that's an open-palm grope! Because building a tower taller your neighbor's is making a comeback in proving your superiority (God, whatever happened to a good ol' fashioned pissing contest?!), Saudi Arabia plans on building... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    Mount Everest, at 29,029 feet tall (~5.5 miles), is the tallest mountain on earth (excluding Hawaii's Mauna Kea, which is actually 33,465 feet tall -- only 13,796 of which are above sea level). But it's got nothing on the tallest mountain in the solar system. Nope, Mars's Oly... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2010
    As you may or may not be aware of (extra points for those of you who didn't), Tom Cruise recently filmed a scene for Mission Impossible 4: Like, 4 Real, There's No Way Anybody Could Possibly Complete This One that involved him jumping off the world's tallest building, the Burj ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Mount Everest, which I have climbed many times in the past (several times carrying an injured Yeti to their sacred temple), now has a 3G network for climbers to use when they're not freezing their balls/vaginas off. [Nepalese network provider] Ncell claims to have a base stati... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2010
    See this series of pictures? It's a deep sea squid. In the first picture it's just a normal-ass looking squid, right? Well in the second one its been dissected to see its johnson. It's the white tubular (but not in a gnarly, hang-ten kind of way) thing in the lower half of ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2009
    This is a video taken from the top of the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, at 2,684 ft. Jesus, that's half a mile. Can you believe humans are even capable of this? I can't -- I shit my swim trunks on the high dive once. But, to my credit, I did do one hell of ... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2009
    This is a photo of the world's tallest rocket blasting off for outerspace without me. Damnit, I packed a sack lunch and everything! HOLLER AT YOUR BOY, NASA. Come on -- I'll bring you back an alien corpse! You're looking at the 253.2-foot Delta 4-Heavy lifting off from laun... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2009
    Ever wanted to scroll a mile with your computer mouse? Me neither, which is why I just grabbed the sidebar and dragged it. A mile in less than a second! I must be Mercury, the text messenger of the gods. I want gold shoes. Anway, onemilescroll.com is a website where you ca... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2008
    Two thrillseekers snuck into the Burj Dubai in May while it was being built and jumped off at 650 meters up. You know, because they're crazy. Crazy risk takers. Rumor has it one of the guys even went as far as to have sex with a prostitute without putting a jacket on first. ... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2008
    Sometimes victory is fleeting. You have to realize that you can't have the tallest LEGO tower forever, and that some jerks from Vienna are probably gonna trump you within months of the feat. And that's exactly what happened. Hundreds of children helped construct the tower to... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2008
    The Guinness Book of World Records held an event yesterday in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the release of the 2009 edition. Among the attendees were Svetlana Pankratova, world's leggiest woman (at 52"), and He Pingping, the world's shortest man (at 2' 5.37"). As you can see,... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2008
    The Burj Dubai tower, tallest building in the world, is soon to be completed. So photographer David Hobcote took a bunch of high-res pictures from the air to commemorate the 2,087 ft structure. As you can see, the results are breathtaking. And, if you don't start again, pote... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2008
    Look around. See any flames? Take a whiff. Does it smell like smoke? Take your iPod's earbuds out. Is there a fire-alarm blaring? If so, strap on the Wizard safety pack, attach the end of the lifeline to something sturdy (no, not your computer monitor) and then dive out a... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Chicago has started construction of the world's 2nd tallest building, the Chicago Spire, which, when completed in 2011, will stand 610 meters (2,000 feet) tall. However, the accolade will be short lived, as the 612 meter (2,009 foot) Russian Tower in Moscow is scheduled for co... / Continue →