As Guinness World Information go, that is absolutely one of many weirder ones.
It’s not clear precisely what compelled Mike Stallone to go for the “best distance pushed over water by an RC (remote-controlled) automobile” report, however go for it he did.
Stallone tried the report on a lake close to Richfield Springs, New York, sending his $930 Traxxas-made X-Maxx RC automobile — full with paddle tires — racing throughout the water for a powerful 0.95 miles (1.53 km). The hassle smashed the earlier report of 0.42 miles (0.67 km) set by none apart from Traxxas.
A video (high) of the record-breaking journey exhibits the automobile motoring over the floor of the lake — generally solely on its again wheels — as Stallone and his crew management and observe the automobile from a close-by speedboat.
About midway via, the automobile seems to momentarily disappear beneath the water, however the machine is much from executed and motors on for an additional quarter of a mile or so earlier than lastly conking out and toppling over.
Stallone really achieved the world report final yr, however Guinness World Information has solely now posted the video highlighting the achievement.
In his personal video (beneath) of the occasion, Stallone is understandably ecstatic on the stellar efficiency of his plucky RC automobile, telling viewers: “That was completely wonderful, I had no thought this massive monster truck would have the ability to go that far … skipping on the water, and I used to be even in a position to do a wheel stand on the water, which actually simply exhibits the facility of this truck.”
“Michael owned a number of Guinness World Information books as a baby and has at all times dreamed of at some point attaining a report,” the well-known benchmarking establishment stated on its web site. “He spent weeks getting ready his truck and finding out footage earlier than driving six hours to the prime location to try the report.”
One other latest tech-related report try noticed British stuntman Richard Browning don a jet go well with and fly 100 meters in a bid to beat the quickest dash time set by retired Jamaican runner Usain Bolt. You possibly can watch the daredevil effort right here.