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Watch: Nissan Breaks Record in Desert

As humans, it’s pretty easy to give ourselves a hard time – all the time. We see things about our species and just cringe with embarrassment. It’s easy to get lost in just how utterly uncaring we can be to our planet. Sometimes, though, we do some pretty cool stuff that reminds you, behind the bluster, we can (sometimes) be pretty cool and creative. This was recently shown in pretty fine detail by those who took on a rather awesome 180-car Nissan parade.

Doing so out in the desert of Dubai, the 180 cars all combined together to create the shape of a falcon. From afar, it looks absolutely amazing. As you might imagine, such daring managed to snare the cars who took part to the Guinness World Book of Records. It was a very impressive image, and was part of a wider ‘car dance’ that definitely got people talking and record books breaking.

This won the award of being the ‘Largest synchronized car dance’ when they took part at the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium. Indeed, this didn’t break the old record more than it cleaved it into two pieces. This broke the previous record by a whopping 3 cars!

It’s a pretty impressive record in itself, and it was all led by Axcil Jefferies. Two lines of cars made up the whole routine, and it’s very impressive to see as the cars move around in what looks like more or less perfect harmony.

Despite numerous cars being of different sizes, shapes and colors, it all blends together in a very impressive image indeed. It’s thanks to this that the Nissan NMEF parade is one of the best around as well as definitively the biggest.

An impressive feat


Indeed, the award was noticed by Nissan Marketing and Sales Regional Vice President and Nissan Middle East President, Kalyana Siagnanam. They stated: “At Nissan we are committed to bringing our customers ‘innovation that excites’, and we are thrilled to have broken yet another Guinness World Records title with the Nissan Patrol.

“The Patrol family holds a unique and special place in the hearts of people in the Middle East, and we have seen highly encouraging year-on-year sales increases across the entire range.

“We believe the launches of the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle-X will continue the car’s proud legacy as one of the only true all-terrain vehicles of its time, and this new Guinness World Records title will further cement the Patrol’s legendary status in the region.”

While records like this can often sound a little odd, it’s clearly beaten all of the previous competition. With some of the previous moves being equally impressive, too, it’s fair to say that this has been a bit of a battle to get the record won outright. Now, though, it’s easy to see why so many people were impressed: this truly has been a remarkable piece of choreography, and more than certainly is worth the recognition that it’s been bringing in.

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As humans, it’s pretty easy to give ourselves a hard time – all the time. We see things about our species and just cringe with embarrassment. It’s easy to get lost in just how utterly uncaring we can be to our planet. Sometimes, though, we do some...

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3 Reasons Why Sloths Are The Real Kings & Queens

As a creature which is more or less a byword for being lazy and not taking any effort, sloths are hilarious. Their cheery faces and complete inability to do anything makes them quite hilarious, but it’s actually part of their entire nature as a species. Indeed, some facts and figures from the Guinness World Book of Records shows that sloths are by far and away the laziest animals around!

You see, with International Sloth Day recently held in late October (the 20th), people have been thinking taking on a more sloth-like approach to life. Need some inspiration? Here is some proof that sloths are the animal who waits for nobody.

Sloths And The Sea

One comical fact about the sloth is that they can move at roughly three times the pace in water as they can on-land. Maybe it’s because they know that they cannot make their way into a tree to sleep all day. Maybe it’s because the monsters of the water are much more likely to get them than the animals of the jungle.

Whatever the reason, they are pretty rapid swimmers and will make their way out of the water much faster than they would if they were just floating around in the comfort of a tree branch.

The Size of a Sloth

Indeed, the largest ever sloths were known as the Florida ground. While they have been dead as a species for at least 300,000 years, they left a memorable mark on the animal kingdom. These massive creatures were capable of creating the largest animal burrows ever found – some the size of a cave. Some still are intact today across South America.

Of course, some tiny sloths do exist as well – the pygmy three-toed sloth stand at around 50cm in height. These adorable little creatures are very much easy to fall in love with, Overall, this makes them the size of a normal domestic cat – imagine that cat that was so lazy!

Sadly, only 100 of these adorable little creatures are left.

The Speed of a Sloth

Noted for their lack of real ability to move at any pace, the adorable sloth lives up to that reputation. You see, if you were to put some animals into a 100m sprint, the sloth would probably be the last over the line.

Usain Bolt can do it in 9.58 seconds – a three-toed sloth? 50 minutes. That’s a hilarious 6-8ft per minute. For perspective, an iceberg just drifting along would be moving at over fifteen times that pace.

So, with this in mind, you can easily see why the sloth has gained its reputation as a creature who very much wants to deal with things tomorrow. It’s well earned!

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The Loudest Rock Concerts Ever Recorded

When you leave a music concert or a gig, you can often like you have just your ears filled with paper. The ringing noise in your ears sticks around for a long time, as does the necessity to go “WHAT?” to just about anyone you speak to. Even going to see someone quite harmonic and relaxing can leave your ears in a bit of a tiff. So, going to see a major rock band at a big venue is only going to exasperate those scenarios.

However, regardless of how bad your ears have been, you will find that it pales in comparison to what would have happened if you were present at any of the following rock concerts. These are recorded as among the loudest in history.

Sleazy Joe, 2008

Their show that was held over at Hassleholm, and it managed to produce a ridiculous 143.2 decibels of noise. That’s a hell of a lot of noise, and shows you just how far the group were going on this performance.

Touted as the ‘loudest band in the world’, it’s fair to say that Sleazy Joe done a pretty damn good job of making that come true in their ’08 show in Sweden.

AC/DC, 1980

Known for being able to hit the heights on a good night, AC/DC managed an impressive 130 decibels during their Back in Black tour back in the 1980s. Years of hitting the high notes will have had an impact on the band with singer Brian Johnson having to reschedule shows in 2016 or risk the loss of his hearing entirely!

Indeed, back in the day they were told that they were ‘too loud’ by promoters and were asked to turn down the volume a touch: pfft!

The Who, 1976

While we might not really associate The Who with being a ‘loud’ band, they managed to make an impressive 126 decibels of noise during one of their London shows in 1976. They were playing at the Valley Stadium, and managed to make plenty of noise.

It was at one stage the highest performing concert in history, so much so that the Guinness Book of World Records awarded them for their noisiness until it was later broken.

Leftfield, 1996

Among the loudest that we could find, though, comes courtesy of the incredible Leftfield. They done a show over at the Brixton Academy, and managed to hit a stupendous 137 decibels. That’s damn impressive, and has become part of their show experience: loud to the point where they are warned by their promotional teams.

Legal limits mean that breaking these kind of sound levels is very unlikely. However, while it would be nice to go even a bit higher again, the 140-odd decibel level sounds more than loud enough for most gigs!

Whatever kind of rock music you like, you’ll find that some of these concerts are the kind of gig that you would like to spend your night, even if your ears would feel like they have gone through a workout!

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Terrifying Halloween Records to Scare You Silly

As one of the most wonderful yet terrifying times of the year, Halloween brings people together through the ability to scare one another. It’s one of the best ways for you to have some fun and to make people feel a little worried, but it is by no means a reason for you to feel like you cannot have fun at the same time. If you want to make Halloween feel a touch more authentic, though, here are some terrifying Halloween records you will love/hate to read.

The Skeleton Army

Swansea University might be acclaimed as a top quality university, but it’s also a pretty damn scary place. You see, they managed to bring together a whopping 2018 participants to take part in the Jokers’ Masquerade, with everyone dressed up as terrifying as they could to take on the whole street surrounding them.

Once everyone was gathered, they underwent one of the largest “day of the dead” dancing session we have ever seen: truly something to be seen to be believed.

This follows on with the rather terrifying 15,458 people that got together to take part in the Zombie Pub Crawl, Minneapolis in 2014.

Dead Island

Another terrifying place to look is that of what we can only call Chucky Island – real name La Isla de las Munecas. It’s a Mexican island, and on it there are all manner of terrifying items that would make one shudder.

It’s got all manner of decaying dolls strewn around the place, making it feel so eternally haunting upon your arrival. It started in the 1950s, when Don Julian Santana Barrera lived on the island. He claimed to be haunted by a drowned girl, and wanted to appease her spirit by placing dolls on the island as a shrine to her. Yeah. Ironically, Barrera eventually drowned in the same lake she supposedly drowned in.

Lantern of Hell

The largest Jack-o-lantern in the world was rated at a ridiculous 821.23kg back in October 2010. It has yet to be topped, and was carved from the largest and heaviest pumpkin to create an utterly terrifying looking artistic lantern. It’s huge, it looks terrifying evil and it holds all of the hallmarks of nature progression that makes these kind of feats so impressive.

It’s terrifying and awesome in equal measure.

The Famous Scream


Interestingly a famous scream noise known as the Wilhelm Scream has been used in a whopping 133 movies, as well as in numerous games, theme park rides and more. It’s a terrifying sound, and once you hear it you will know exactly what scream we mean. It was used in all manner of old-school horror movies, and has even made it into popular films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars.

It holds the record for being the most commonly used sound effect in the movie industry.

With these spooky stats showing you how just prolific and terrifying the industry is, you can now hopefully see that Halloween isn’t just a fat for certain types of people: it’s for everyone. Are you going to take part this year? If so, what are you going as? Where will you be?

You never know: you might about to join another record-breaking celebration of Halloween!

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Start Spinning in Clubs

So, you are a DJ. Maybe a really good one and you don’t know that yet. But you’ve only been practicing in your bedroom, you’ve recorded a few mixes and you feel good behind the deck. I think it’s time to get out there! We have a few tips on how to get you started, check it out.

If you want to get a gig in a club, you will have to be very good at promoting yourself. Think of some unique and recognizable DJ name and spread the word. Here are some tips: Get your music out there. Upload your music to the Internet and spread the word on social networks (Facebook, Tweeter, Myspace, etc). SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com) is a great place to upload your mixes. Burn some mix CDs and give them to your friends, but just if they ask you to. You don’t want to look desperate throwing CDs in people’s face, so just be patient and wait for them to ask you. Use every opportunity you get when it comes to spinning on a dance-floor. Spinning for two hours at a house party may teach you more than you think. Yeah, always bring some CDs with you, just to be safe. You can also launch a website. Maybe a Facebook page would be better for the start. Start posting about any cool records you come across, or the parties you played at, just to keep your fans closer. It’s a great idea to start your own radio show, weekly, monthly, however you want. It’s going to take a time to get that promotion done, but be patient!

When you’re done with promoting, it’s time to get to know the right people. It’s important that people know who you are, so make some friends in the industry. It doesn’t matter if it’s bartender, a guy at the club, a DJ or club managers. Just be careful when you are making friend with a DJ because DJs are tired of newbies trying to make buddies with them just to get to the decks. So, stay away from talking about you DJing and stuff, just be interested in that person, their hobbies, what movies they like to watch, and what’s their cat’s name… you get it. Become real friends with them. Sooner or later music will come to a subject of speech naturally, and then you can mention that you’re a DJ too. Ask if they need someone to warm-up the crowd.

When you get to know your contacts, you will need to be different. And this is essential. You should take this very serious. You will need a unique selling proposition. Today, everybody’s calling themselves DJs, and tens of them spin music similar to yours. Technical skills of the majority are pretty much the same level, too. So, you need to find what you have and others don’t. Maybe you can play on four decks at once, or maybe you can bring Connor McGregor with you. What makes you stand out from the crowd? Find or invent your “thing” everyone is going to talk about. You will have an identity and you will be special.

Be productive and take action. Good luck!

So, you are a DJ. Maybe a really good one and you don’t know that yet. But you’ve only been practicing in your bedroom, you’ve recorded a few mixes and you feel good behind the deck. I think it’s time to get out there! We have a few tips on how to get...