Six awe-inspiring record-breaking stunts from around the world
Lake Ouareau Quebec, Canada
Inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru broke the record for the longest distance travelled by a hoverboard last May. His Omni hoverboard flew for 275.9 metres at a height of five metres above water in just a minute and a half.
Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE
In March last year, Darshan the eagle made a record-breaking flight from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in a campaign to highlight the plight of endangered birds.
Niederrad racecourse Frankfurt, Germany
Jaguar showed off its latest sports car, the F-Pace, last September by smashing the record for the largest loop-the-loop in a car, with the F-Pace completing a 19.08-metre-high 360-degree loop.
Pastranaland Maryland, US
Last July, New Zealander Jed Mildon became the first person to land a quadruple back flip on a BMX, riding his bike off a 21ft box jump and completing four consecutive backflips.
Goodwood House West Sussex, UK
At the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a Nissan Juke Nismo RS set the new world record for driving on two wheels, completing the one-mile run in two minutes and 10 seconds.
US Abandoned runway Roswell, New Mexico
In October 2014, Alan Eustace, a Vice-President at Google, plummeted to Earth from an altitude of 41,419 metres up in the stratosphere, breaking three world records.