Thank you, Australia, for making the world’s largest simultaneous burnout.

We’re only a week into the New Year but that hasn’t stopped a bunch of crazy Australians doing what they do best. No, they haven’t just claimed the record for the longest didgeridoo solo, nor the record for the most vegemite sandwiches spread in 60 seconds. Instead, they’ve done the world’s largest simultaneous burnout.

At this year’s Summernat’s car festival in Canberra, 69 cars lined up to sacrifice their tyres to the Gods of Smoke and Awesome. Thanks to the stupidly powerful cars, it only took 30 seconds for them to beat the previous record of 49 cars. Over 30 tyres went bang during the attempt, there was a bit of fire and lots and lots of smoke. Check it out below. 

People of Australia, we salute you.


Dear Internet: stop following your GPS satnavs.

Here’s further proof that the computers are out to get us and in the end, they just might win: three students follow their GPS… into the bay.

Oh no! It looks like three tourists forgot to fulfill their recommended daily allowance of common sense. Under the illusion their Hyundai Getz hire car was Jeremy’s Toybota, they thought that they could drive across 15 kilometres of Australian water… because their sat nav told them to.

"it told us we could drive down there" said Yuzu Noda, captain of HMS Hyundai Getz, "It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck … there’s lots of mud."

The three students were trying to get to North Stradbroke Island in Australia - which is only accessible by ferry. The ferry costs $67.50, the insurance excess to pay for the damages is $1500.