Irene O'Shea of Athelstone, Australia just broke the world record for the oldest female skydiver. She's 102 years old. This isn't her first jump though. This badass centenarian started two years ago when she turned 100.
Sunday's skydive, which broke the world record, "went smoothly," SA Diving said, describing her as "an absolute joy to have in the dropzone."
O'Shea's daughter died of motor neurone disease years ago, according to SA Diving. She saw this year's skydive as the "perfect opportunity" to raise money and awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.
O'Shea jumped from 14,000 feet at SA Skydiving's Langhorne Creek Dropzone with instructor Jed Smith, a 24-year-old paramedic who she made her previous jumps with. The pair fell at about 136 mph before the parachute was deployed, according to SA Skydiving.
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Intel and Chinese tech firm Ehang UAV have been locked in a battle over the world record for largest drone lightshow, and Ehang recently took the lead with 1,374 drones as voxels.
Here's a behind-the-scenes of Intel's worthy entry at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics:
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A team from Italy recently broke the Guinness World Record for the "most robots dancing simultaneously." At an event in Rome, 1,372 Alpha 1S robots danced and dabbed in unison earning Team TIM S.p.A. the title.
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15-year-old Patrick Ponce just set a staggering new world record for solving a Rubik's cube. Read the rest
Sure, we've all worn a bee beard for a minute or two, but Canada's own Juan Carlos Noguez Ortiz just broke the Guinness World Record by sitting for more than an hour with a facehive going. Impressive! Read the rest
Have 17.5 hours to kill? Watch this dude click his mouse 1 million times. He gets it done 5 hours faster than the initial estimate. Strangely impressive. Read the rest
Mats Valk used a custom Rubik's Cube tricked out with neodymium magnets to set a new world record for speed cubing: 4.74 seconds. Read the rest
Matt Stutzman was born without arms, but that has not stopped him from becoming an excellent archer. It's amazing to watch him do everyday tasks like drive and answer his smartphone, too. Read the rest
In the heady world of competitive canine balloon popping, Twinkie is the new reigning champ, according to Guinness. Read the rest
"Limbo Queen" Shemika Charles holds the Guinness World Record for the lowest female limbo, 8.5 inches. Here she goes under a car! Read the rest