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The Worlds Smallest Cat is Ridiculously Adorable and there are Photos to Prove It

Meet the rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), the world’s smallest feline and a strong contender for the cutest wild creature you could ever encounter in the forest. Although the solitary feline is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and only weighs 2-3.5 pounds; it is armed with agility, athleticism, a curious spirit and eyes six times more powerful than humans. Check out the embedded video below to see this little beauty in action as he explores his forest home in Sri Lanka. The clip is from…

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Burning Since 1901, this Bulb is the Poster Child for Planned Obsolescence

At 117-year-old (as of June 2018), the Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting light bulb. Burning since June of 1901, it is currently located inside Fire Station #6 at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. The bulb has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and General Electric as the world’s longest-burning light bulb. The Centennial Light was originally a 30-watt or 60-watt bulb but now is very dim, emitting about the same light as a…

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The Worlds Steepest Cliff Railway Just Opened in the Swiss Alps

After 14 years of planning and construction, the world’s steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. The cliff railway runs from the town of Schwyz to the car-free Alpine village of Stoos. To ensure that passengers stay upright on the incline, specially constructed cylindrical carriages were used as the funicular climbs at a gradient of 110% (47.73 degree incline) at its steepest point. Learn more about this engineering marvel in the video embedded below, along with additional photos and facts about the brand new ‘StoosBahn’. [Sources: BBC,…

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SeungBeom Cho Breaks Rubiks Cube World Record with 4.591-Second Solve

Korean speedcuber, SeungBeom Cho, set the Rubik’s cube world record this past weekend in Chicago at the World Cube Association’s ChicaGhosts 2017. The 23-year-old solved the traditional 3×3 cube in a blistering 4.591 seconds, besting the previous world record time of 4.69 seconds, set last month by Patrick Ponce. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/seungbeom-cho-sets-rubiks-cube-world-record/

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Heres the Worlds Fastest RC Jet Going 727 km/h (451 mph)

RC pilot Niels Herbrich first set the Guinness World Record on 14 September 2013 with a speed of 706.97 km/h at the WLP Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. In preparation for a new official world record time (seen here), Niels is seen here taking his turbine model jet for a test run and reaching unofficial speeds of 727 km/h (451 mph). Model: RC Speeder “Inferno” full GFK Engine: Turbine Behotec 180 Fuel: Kerosene Take-off weight: 7,5Kg Max Speed: 750 Kmh / 466 Mph Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/heres-the-worlds-fastest-rc-jet-going-727-kmh-451-mph/

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