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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.”

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Whiskey brand Ballantine’s teamed up with British street artist INSA to created what they are calling the world’s largest animated GIF.

The piece was created at the end of last year in Rio De Janeiro with a team of 20 people. It took about 4 days to complete the 57,515 square-meter image which consisted of four different paintings.

INSA dubs himself a ‘GIF-ITI’ artist, and he has created numerous animated works such as this in which he paints and repaints designs over and over again, stitching photos of them together to create movement.

In this case, he used a satellite in space to take the pictures.

“The internet has kind of changed our view on art,” he says. “And I wanted to cross both worlds and make work that existed in online space even more than it existed in the real space.”

Here’s a video explaining the new work.

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Daredevil Gregg Godfrey broke the world record for the longest jump with a semi-truck, by making a 166-feet leap with a nine-ton truck, in Montana last Friday.

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Pastry chef Francois Mellet broke the Guinness record for largest chocolate sculpture with this 18,239 pound chocolate temple. Check the via link for more pictures!

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Matt Stonie ate 113 silver-dollar pancakes in 8 minutes! If you think you could better than that, it's time to heat up an pan and give it a try.