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Typhoon Rammasun Slams Mainland China as One of Its Strongest-Ever Storms

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Super Typhoon Rammasun came ashore over the northern tip of China’s Hainan Island on early Friday morning, eastern time, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, heavy rain and a storm surge that may have exceeded 20 feet. The storm killed at least one person on Hainan Island, having made a staggeringly rapid comeback after weakening when it hit the Philippines earlier in the week.

The typhoon killed 54 people in the Philippines. In mainland China, Rammasun will go down in history as…

Rocket-Shaped Bicycle Could Set New Land Speed Record

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For the past eight years, Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert have dedicated themselves primarily to engineering human-powered flying vehicles. Now the Canadian founders of AeroVelo are taking their work to ground level by designing a bicycle that could set a new world record for human-powered vehicles, which is currently 133.8 kilometers per hour (83.1 mph). Robertson and Reichert plan to show off their Eta bike — the name is inspired by the Greek letter that in engineering circles stands…

Five Records Set in Germany’s 7-1 Demolishing of Brazil

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Germany’s win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal was one for the record books, which will now need to be reissued due to numerous new marks set by Germany … and one by Brazil.

  • Most goals scored by a player in World Cup history

  • World cup: Miroslav Klose scores second goal for Germany to become World Cup’s record scorer with 16 goals http://t.co/OyYQKOpx52

    — BBC Sport Breaking (@bbcsport_ticker) July 8, 2014

  • Most goals scored in a World Cup semifinal

  • Germany has just set the record…

British Sound Artist Makes CDs Playable on a Turntable

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London musician Aleksander Kolkowski is giving new life to a

8 Things You Should Know About the New ‘Super Smash Bros.’

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This year’s E3 was all about the Smash. Nintendo’s looming E3 booth was always crowded with fans waiting to play Super Smash Bros., and one of the most popular attractions of the conference was a huge screen showing constant live four-player matches.

It’s been eight years between the upcoming Smash Bros. and its previous iteration the Wii. Fans of Nintendo’s fighting franchise, which stars most of its popular characters, are clamoring for any new information about the game.

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Watch a 5-Minute Playthrough of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Break a Record

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You probably never played Super Mario Bros. like this as a kid. Gamer “Blubber” posted a video of his speedrun through the original Super Mario Bros. from 1985, in which he beat the previous record by a second.

Blubber broadcast his run on Twitch over the weekend. He utilizes every possible warp pipe and glitch, along with excellent timing, to defeat bowser and save the princess. His total time was 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds, and he never stopped for a single mushroom.

See also: The Secret…

9 Crucial Questions for the World Cup’s Tweeting Soccer Ball

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Brazuca, the official ball for the 2014 World Cup, introduced itself to the world last December in a very 2014 kind of way — with a tweet

I’m @brazuca, match ball of the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup. Yes I’m a ball. Yes I’m tweeting. Join me on my journey! #ballin pic.twitter.com/KerKWgFdez

— brazuca (@brazuca) December 3, 2013

Since the World Cup began on June 12, Brazuca has had a blast. The tournament’s group stage, which concluded Thursday, saw a World Cup-record 136 goals scored, many of them…

Hot-Air Balloon to Take Tourists 20 Miles Above Earth

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A space-tourism company announced it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists to float 20 miles above Earth.

Tuscon-based World View Enterprises said Tuesday that it launched the flight last week from Roswell, New Mexico.

Company CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a…

Hot-Air Balloon to Take Tourists 20 Miles Above Earth

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A space-tourism company announced it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists to float 20 miles above Earth.

Tuscon-based World View Enterprises said Tuesday that it launched the flight last week from Roswell, New Mexico.

Company CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a…

Earth Has Its Warmest May on Record Globally, Spring Could Be Warmest

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Two of the leading centers that track global surface temperatures have reported their data for May, and they both found it to be the warmest such month on record for the planetNASA found that May had an average global temperature that was 1.38 degrees Fahrenheit above average, which would make it the warmest such month, coming out far ahead of May 2012. The Japanese Meteorological Agency’s separate analysis also found both May and the meteorological spring months of March through May to be…