Telsa’s Cybertruck was unveiled to some divisive thoughts, but there’s no doubt that it’s appearance and technology is intriguing, but we haven’t seen enough of it on the road to make a call on the innovative vehicle.
So, longtime Tonight Show host and obsessed car-lover, Jay Leno, was given the chance to take the Cybertruck for a test-drive, with Tesla founder Elon Musk in the passenger seat.
SA Man Smashes Skipping-Record for New Guinness World Record
SD Heijns has set new world record for rope skipping over 8-hours with a recorded 71,185 skips in total.
Testing his limits by doing more than 71,000 skips in eight hours, a Pretoria man has set new world record for rope skipping.
SD Heijns, who started skipping aged 12 years old as part of his kickboxing training and now skips for up to eight hours a week, made the successful Guinness world record attempt at Sun International’s Maslow Time Square Hotel in Pretoria.
After completing the attempt, the 21-year-old was ecstatic and was congratulated with cheers from supporters and high-fives and hugs from family and sponsors. “There are no words for how I felt, I wanted to show that South Africa has talent too and bring this record here.”
“The longest I had skipped prior to this attempt was six hours, and this was the hardest part of today’s record attempt. My best hour was my last hour, when I did more skips than the first hour,” Heijns said. He averaged around 9,000 skips per hour.
A pressure plate system mat counted the number of skips – 71,185 in total. There was also a system to ensure that the skipping rope made a complete revolution. Two skipping ropes were used during the attempt.
Heijns said he started out too fast but soon found a better pace that saw him smash the previous record of 70,031 by 1,154 skips.
“Skipping formed an integral part of my personal training regime to stay fit during the Covid-19 lockdown and this is when I started toying with the idea of breaking the Guinness World Record,” Heijns said.
The record attempt was registered with the Guinness World record body and monitored by the Sports Science Lab for verification purposes.
Time Square General Manager Ruben Gooranah said many guests and visitors had enjoyed watching as Heijns skipped while the minutes ticked past. “It truly was an incredible feat of fitness – not one I would personally wish to attempt. Time Square congratulates Heijns on his world record,” Gooranah said.
The previous Guinness World record was held by Sella Rosa Rega from Boiceville, New York, in the United States. There are also 12 and 24-hour records, which Heijns intends to break in the future – after a rest. “The eight-hour record was a good training run,” he said.
Guinness must still declare it an official record.
WATCH: Zac Efron Tackles the World’s Hottest Wings on Hot Ones
The Baywatch star tries his hand at Hot Ones’ iconic wings.
Zac Efron is one of the most dynamic actors around, going from teen heart-throb to a very reputable performer, in movies like The Greatest Showman, Neighbours, and Ted Bundy: Extremely Wicked; but can he handle the heat?
Hot Ones, the interview show run by Sean Evans which tasks celebrities to eat increasingly-hot wings while answering tricky questions, invited Efron on to see how he’d manage.
Check it out above.
WATCH: Henry Cavill’s Workout for ‘The Witcher’
The Man of Steel shows his new workout regime for The Witcher.
British actor Henry Cavill is as well-known for his acting chops as he is for his physique, which is a rare combo these days, and the Superman actor’s next role is as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher is equally as gruelling (if not more) than playing the Man of Steel.
Cavill, alongside his trainer Dave Rienzi, shows off the workout he used to build his shoulders and hamstrings to play the sword-wielding demon hunter.
Check out the video above.
You Can Now Buy Hopper’s Glorious Shirt from ‘Stranger Things’
The 80s is back!
Any fans of Stranger Things, and particularly those who’ve binged Season 3 already, know that the 80s aesthetic runs deep in the Netflix sci-fi show. However, one of the most 80s thing has been Jim Hopper’s colourful button-up shirt.
As the season takes place over the course of a few days, David Harbour’s character dons the eye-catching shirt throughout the majority of the show – which has made it a favourite item amongst fans; thankfully, you can now own one.
The shirt is actually from fashion retailer Hot Topic – and thanks to the resurgence of button-up print shirts, it fits right into the milieu of the show.
On a side-note, the shirt itself is supposed to be an 80s Easter Egg of sorts, reiterating the Magnum P.I. reference another character makes of Hopper’s shirt. Funnily, the season is littered with Jurassic Park call-backs too (you know, giant monsters and all that jazz), and it may just be us, but the shirt’s colour-scheme has a striking resemblance to the one Wayne Knight’s character worse in Jurassic Park.