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30 Skiers Do Backflip While Holding Hands

In what may be a new world record, 30 skiers pull off a major backflip while holding hands on the slopes of Mont-Saint-Sauveur in Quebec.

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Vertical Skydiving World Record 2012

Of all the technology and camera equipment available, Go Pro Camera has a special following online for its high quality build and unique camera lens point of view. 

So to close 2012 with a bang, they enlisted 138 skydivers to participate in their Vertical Skydiving World Record by jumping out a plane and forming a snow flake at speeds of 220 mph. Of course, only GoPros caught all the action. 

Now, the video has over 475,000 views, and is covered by LaughingSquid, CBSNews, and TheAwesomer

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/01/14/vertical-skydiving-world-record-2012/

World’s Largest Paper Airplane Flies Over Arizona

World’s Largest Paper Airplane Flies Over Arizona

To keep kids interested in science and aviation, Pima Air & Space Museum holds a Great Paper Airplane Project each year. This year, they built the world’s largest paper airplane, named the Arturo’s Desert Eagle. The plane measured a gigantic 45 feet long and 26 feet wide, and flew over the desert of Arizona for ten seconds and hit a top speed of 100 mph! Naturally, the plane was equipped with a GoPro camera to capture the action

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/05/27/worlds-largest-paper-airplane-flies-over-arizona/

U.S. Air Force Blast The Record Speed For A Magnetically Levitated Vehicle

The United States Air Force has smashed the world speed record for a vehicle traveling by magnetic levitation. Last month at the Holloman Air Force Base in the outbacks of New Mexico, their rocket-propelled Maglev sled levitated down a magnetic track at a speed of 633 miles per hour.

At its peak, the sled accelerated at 282 meters (928 feet) every second down the 6,400-meter (21,000-foot) track. The sled is able to levitate through superconducting magnets cooled with liquid helium.

Holloman AFB/YouTube

In fact, the same team managed to break the record twice in the same week. The original record was 510mph. On March 2, 2016, they managed to narrowly top that by making 513mph. Just two days later, they managed to reach 633mph. Check out the recently released video of the Maglev train in action below.

Lt. Col. Shawn Morgenstern expects that this record will once again be broken over the coming years, as this is just the start of a developmental project. Although, as cool as it is, next time they really need to strap on a GoPro.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/technology/us-air-force-blast-record-speed-magnetically-levitated-vehicle