A Japanese man believes he can improve his time, even though he just received the Guinness World Record for fastest 100-meter dash by a person over 105 years old.
The Japan Times has the story:
Hidekichi Miyazaki, dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the fastest man on the planet, clocked 42.22 seconds in Kyoto to set a world record in the 100-meter dash for the over-105 age category — which had been nonexistent — a day after his birthday.
"I'm not happy with the time," the pint-size Miyazaki said in an interview after catching his wind. "I started shedding tears during the race because I was going so slowly. Perhaps I'm getting old!"
Indeed, so leisurely was his pace that Bolt could have run his world record of 9.58 seconds four times, or practically completed a 400-meter race — a fact not lost on Miyazaki.
...Asked about Bolt's latest heroics at the IAAF World Championships last month in Beijing, Miyazaki screwed up his nose and said with a chuckle: "He hasn't raced me yet!"
The twinkle-toed Miyazaki, who holds the 100-meter record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds, insisted there was still time for a dream race against the giant Jamaican.
Miyazaki said he thought he could get his time down to 35 seconds and we believe him.
During the Rubik Cube World Championship Finals, a teenager took the win for the second year running according to The Telegraph.
19-year-old Feliks Zemdegs, from Australia, defended his title by solving the puzzle in 5.695 seconds at the contest in São Paulo, Brazil.
There are a total of 17 different Rubik's Cube competitions at the biennial event and players are timed to see who can complete the puzzle the fastest.
Mr Zemdegs narrowly missed the world record of 5.25 seconds held by American Collin Burns.
For reference, here's Burns setting that world record in April of this year.
Zemdegs actually used to hold the world record and this better quality video shows that accomplishment. It really gives a great close up on how fast these fingers need to solve da cube (which is what I assume they call the Rubik's cube).
The future is now.
A Canadian man named Catalin Alexandru Duru has set the new world record for longest distance traveled on a hoverboard.
While this might just seem like fictional story from “Back to the Future 2,” it’s actually very real.
Watch in the clip above as Duru travels 905 feet and 2 inches across Lake Ouareau in Quebec using a prototype device that he built over a period of just one year.
“I will showcase that stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet,” he said.
Unlike with the hoverboard in the movie, he’s lifted off the surface to a height of about 5 meters using his propeller-based board, and it looks a bit more dangerous than Marty McFly’s version.
Although this probably will helps the average rider avoid crashing into large piles of manure.
“This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation,” saida Guinness World Records spokesperson about the news. “It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.”
In the time it takes you to read this, Collin Burns might have already solved a Rubik’s cube.
At an official World Cube Association competition in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Burns set a new world record by completing a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube in just 5.25 seconds.
You can check out another view of the feat here.
Warning: Demon child screaming in the background ruins everything.
The previous record was broken by Mats Valk from the Netherlands back in 2013, with a time of 5.55 seconds, which you can watch below.
Misao Okawa is a young, 117 years old. She’s also world’s oldest person.
Okawa celebrated her birthday a day early with family, and when asked about her long life she had a very simple, yet poignant response.
“It seemed rather short,” she said.
Okawa has said in the past that the secret to her long life has been eating sushi and regularly getting 8 hours of sleep, according to Guinness World Records.
Okawa was born on March 5, 1898, and she officially claimed the Guinness record title in June 2013 after Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura died at 116.
Germany's Sinners Domino Entertainment currently holds eight official Guinness World Records titles, including the record for most dominoes toppled in a "circle bomb."
The feat was achieved back in August of this year, but Guinness World Records recently featured the stunt in its "Spotlight" YouTube series.
It took a team of 16 people days to set them all up just to watch them all go back down in a matter of seconds.
Definitely worth it.