The official world water speed record is 275.97 knots (511.11 km./h, or 317.58 mph) by Ken Warby in the unlimited-class jet-powered hydroplane Spirit of Australia on Blowering Dam Lake, New South Wales, Australia, on 8 October 1978. However, it is estimated that Warby reached an estimated 300 knots (555 km/h., or 344.86 mph) unofficially at the same location on 20 November 1977.
The Fastest 0-60 mph (96.56 km/h) acceleration by an electric kart is 3.4 seconds. The kart was built by Linde Material Handling and driven by Andreas Wolf (Germany) at the Motorsport Arena, in Oschersleben, Germany, on 24 April 2011. The record was attempted by the â€œLinde Material Handlingâ€ company, which has its headquarters in Aschaffenburg, Germany, as one of the world’s leading lift truck and warehouse truck producers. The E-Kart â€œLinde E1â€ was specifically produced for this event and its drive unit is manufactured with Continue reading →
The highest score set on the arcade game 005 (SEGA, 1981) is 1,500,000 achieved by Dwayne Richard (Canada) on 18 May 2002. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2011 This is also the maximum possible score achievable on the game.
The most crushing blowout in NBA Live 06 (EA, 2005) is 104-0, set by American Adam De Anda in Arizona, USA, on 7 November 2008. De Anda’s score was achieved on the Xbox 360 on Starter difficulty and with 12-minute periods. Featured in Guinness World Records Gamer”s Edition 2010
This is certainly a record for which you should be wearing a seatbelt. The fastest time for a production car to travel from 0 – 300 km/h (0-186 mph) was 13.63 seconds, achieved by a Hennessey Venom GT. Manufactured by Hennessey Performance (USA), the record-breaking Venom was driven by John Kiewicz at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, USA, on 10 January 2013. The Hennessey Venom GT’s first lap of 0-300 km/h was recorded in a time of 13.18 seconds with a 6.5km/h tailwind and the Continue reading →
The fastest 0-100 km/h acceleration by an electric car is 2.134 sec and was achieved by DUT Racing Team (Netherlands) at Valkenburg Airfield, Netherlands, on 20 Sep 2013. A four-wheel 144 bhp electric racecar was built by DUT Racing Team and only weighed 144 kg. Measurements were made using Kistler Correvit SFII P Non-Contact Optical speed sensor and RaceLogic VBOX VBSS100_V2 GPS speed sensor, with data logged using a Kvasor CAN memoriser.
The fastest toilet is the “Bog Standard”, a motorcycle and sidecar hidden under a bathroom set consisting of bathtub, sink, and laundry bin, which can travel to a speed of 68 kmh (42.25 mph) and was presented on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 10 March 2011. The bike’s control are hidden in the sink.
Colin Furze (UK) has supercharged a mobility scooter so that it can reach a top speed of 115.21 km/h (71.59 mi/h). It took Colin three months to convert the scooter, which features five gears, a 125cc motorbike engine and twin exhausts.
The record for the fastest time to travel 100 m on a spacehopper is 30.2 sec and was set by Ashrita Furman (USA) at Flushing Meadow Park, New York, USA on 16 Novvember 2004.