Behold: the deeply satisfying, slightly alarming ’sport’ of tethered hydroplane racing where motorised hydroplanes are tethered to a central point in ponds then released, whipping round at speeds up to 217km/h (135mph).
A BMW Z4 driver using the YouTube handle AfroDuckProductions has released a video of his 24 minute, 26.5 mile (42.6km) clockwise loop of New York City from FDR/East Side Drive at 116th Street and back, beating the previous record of 26 minutes set in 2010.
In a remarkably effective follow up to a recently unearthed slowed-down version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene, Youtuber xFlloyd combines the original and the slowed-down vocal into a duet that’s arguably better than both.
Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…