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Lowered into the sea by a team of local scuba divers, Mr Innocente mounted the bike at a depth of 92ft (28m) and rode along a 360ft (110m) long underwater slope, dodging mud pools and rocky outcrops.
Continuing his descent, Mr Innocente, 62, smashed his own previous world record of 197ft (60m) which he set three years ago.
The Milan-born Italian set the new record in the waters of Portofino's maritime marine reserve, at midday on Monday.
He took nine minutes of deep sea pedalling to reach the 213ft (65m) mark.
"It was tough because I ran into more mud than I expected," he says.
"I had to click up a gear to make pedalling easier".
The world record was verified by the judge of the World Guinness Records, Lucia Sinigagliesi, who had come from London specifically to witness the record attempt.
Mr Innocente, who undertakes these record attempts for charity, says he is on a mission to prove that mountain bikes can be ridden anywhere.
Having travelled to the wilds of Alaska and the plains of Kenya proving his point, Mr Vittorio decided seven years ago to combine his cycling with his other great passion, scuba diving.
Mr Innocente says that he first had the idea for underwater bike riding whilst leading a group of German tourists scuba diving off the island of Elba, 25 years ago.
He says that when one member of the group simply found an old bicycle on the seabed, he picked it up and began to ride it.
Following this world record, it is clear that Mr Innocente dominates the world of underwater cycling.
In 2001 he also set the speed record for underwater cycling when he pedalled 1,200m in a swimming pool at an average speed of 87 cm/second. Lowered into the sea by a team of local scuba divers, Mr Innocente mounted the bike at... more
According to studio estimates, 'The Dark Knight' has earned a record shattering $60 million in one day.
Cash like that has got to make the Joker smile.
(By the way, go see it. I caught it this morning and it was INCREDIBLE!)According to studio estimates, 'The Dark Knight' has earned a record... more
"In the USSR and Eastern Europe in the 1950s underground night spots would play music pirated from the west. The only media they had were recorders etched into discarded X-ray film."
Wow! How'd they do that??
"...enterprising young people with technical skills learned to duplicate records with a converted phonograph that would "press" a record using a very unusual material for the purpose; discarded x-ray plates. This material was both plentiful and cheap, and millions of duplications of Western and Soviet groups were made and distributed by an underground roentgenizdat, or x-ray press, which is akin to the samizdat that was the notorious tradition of self-publication among banned writers in the USSR."
If I may indulge my pun-ny self: how hip!!"In the USSR and Eastern Europe in the 1950s underground night spots would play... more
The Antagonist Movement hosts weekly events in NYC's East Village. It showcases local artists such as Brother Mike Cohen who shares his family's dysfunction through live readings and 'zines. Brother Mike incorporates a boombox into his readings and plays old, secretly-recorded tapes of teenage fights with his father. His booklet, "Somewhere Between a Punch and a Hand Shake," published by the antagonist press, is a highly-regarded example of antagonist art.
http://antagonistmovement.comThe Antagonist Movement hosts weekly events in NYC's East Village. It showcases... more
Headlining at Glastonbury has seriously helped Jay-Z's record sales. His 2004 single '99 Problems' looks like it's going to sit comfortably in the Top 25 UK singles chart this weekend, and his duet with Linkin Park is also on its way to the Top 40.
And after opening with Oasis' Wonderwall, he's made Noel Gallagher eat his words. Gallagher had called Jay-Z a "wrong" choice to headline the festival. But now Wonderwall is making a come back on the charts -- What's the Story album has seen a sales increase of 200%. Not so 'wrong' anymore, is he?
Headlining at Glastonbury has seriously helped Jay-Z's record sales. His 2004... more
"I wish him all the very best. I don't think he will do it, but I'd love to see it," Thorpe said.
Phelps, during the 2004 Athens Olympics won six gold medals, one short of Mark Spitz's 7-gold medal-win in Munich in 1972.
For the Beijing games, Phelps has laid out a swimming program in which he will attempt to break Spitz's record.
Thorpe argues that the competition is stronger than ever and although Phelps is good, there are many other strong swimmers out there.
In any case, swimmers rule. "I wish him all the very best. I don't think he will do it, but I'd... more
An elderly former R&B singer who said he robbed a bank to pay his medical bills was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Wednesday.
Lester Russaw, 74, told U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver during a sentencing hearing that he was desperate for money after losing his job. He failed to find work after months of looking, he said.
"I wasn't greedy," Russaw said. "I didn't do this because I wanted to buy drugs. I didn't do it to buy a big screen TV or a Rolex watch
Russaw was part of a group named the Coronets who had a top hit in 1953 titled "Nadine".
An elderly former R&B singer who said he robbed a bank to pay his medical bills... more
From the report: This spring, an employee intending to order a special CD-DVD edition of R.E.M.'s latest release "Accelerate" inadvertently entered the "LP" code instead. Soon boxes of the big, vinyl discs showed up at several stores.
Some sent them back. But a handful put them on the shelves, and 20 LPs sold the first day.From the report: This spring, an employee intending to order a special CD-DVD edition... more
Based on St. George and the Dragon, artist Ted Riederer creates a suit of armor built from punk rock records of 1986 and a wall of skulls from the top 100 of 1986. We follow this work for a year from a studio in Queens to a Gallery Show in San Francisco and finally a solo show in Berlin.
http://antagonistmovement.comBased on St. George and the Dragon, artist Ted Riederer creates a suit of armor built... more
"Thriller" along with 24 other recordings have been added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Other additions include...
1. The first recording to traverse the Atlantic Ocean
2. works by Roy Orison, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Kitty Wells, and Smokey Robinson and the miracles
3. The original cast recording of "My Fair Lady"
Cool.GO Michael! "Thriller" along with 24 other recordings have been added to... more
Thanks to stevetheno for his thoughts on "Wax Poetics Magazine" a pod about the music magazine, Wax Poetics. http://current.com/items/88881583_wax_poetics_magazine Thanks to stevetheno for his thoughts on "Wax Poetics Magazine" a pod about... more
Thanks to Lilacs07 for sharing her insight on NIN putting out their latest album, The Slip, for free. Thanks to Lilacs07 for sharing her insight on NIN putting out their latest album, The... more
Trent Reznor introduces his latest album, The Slip, with a note that reads, "Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years -- this one's on me."
He means it. The album is available for free in what could be the perfect array of digital formats: MP3, lossless (FLAC or Apple) or 24-bit, 96-kHz WAV files that sound better than the CD would have, if Reznor had bothered to release one yet. Vinyl and CD versions will go on sale in July, according to the Nine Inch Nails site.
You can stream all of The Slip starting Monday on iLike or download it for free with a valid e-mail address.
The album is more song-oriented than the instrumental abstraction of the band's recently released Ghosts I-IV, with full vocal tracks and the sort of dark, grimy loops that helped Reznor make his name.
Not only is The Slip available for free, but it was released under the Creative Commons "attribution noncommercial share-alike" license. A note on the NIN site says: "We encourage you to remix it, share it with your friends, post it on your blog, play it on your podcast, give it to strangers, etc."
The MP3 version of the album is available as a direct download from a server, while the larger files (lossless and high-resolution) are available as torrent downloads. All versions come with a printable PDF with the album cover, the track listing and artwork for each track. The liner notes list the release date as January 2008, but aside from "Discipline" and "Echoplex" (.mp3) none of the songs have been previously released.
(via The Wired http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/05/nine-inch-nails.html)Trent Reznor introduces his latest album, The Slip, with a note that reads,... more
So it looks like Mega Man has gotten his own record in the Guiness Book of World records! The blue bomber holds the title for "Most Number of Games In a Single Series". Now, begin counting all those Mega Man games...So it looks like Mega Man has gotten his own record in the Guiness Book of World... more
As long as the world continues to watch the race of skyscrapers in United Arab Emirates, the most ambitious project of the highest building in the world is brewing in the United States. The building, dubbed as the Ultima Tower, will exceed the height of the world’s current highest building - Burj Dubai – five times.
It is not a new project at all. It appeared in 1991. The two-mile high building was designed by US-based company Tsui Design & Research. Its Director, Eugene Tsui (an American of Chinese origin) says that the Ultima Tower will leave all other highest buildings in the world far behind. It is going to reach the height of 3,219 kilometers with its 500 floors. A journey to the 500th floor will take 9 minutes and 40 seconds.
As long as the world continues to watch the race of skyscrapers in United Arab... more
"Retail gas prices surged to a new record above $3.30 a gallon Friday and appear poised to rise further in coming weeks as gasoline supplies tighten.
Oil prices, meanwhile, supported the gas price rally by jumping more than $2 a barrel after a dismal employment report sent the dollar lower."
Apparently the Oil companies forget we might be headed for a recession. If gas is so expensive, why not put more research into alternative fuel sources?"Retail gas prices surged to a new record above $3.30 a gallon Friday and appear... more