While at the 2017 Brickworld Chicago convention, Beyond the Brick founder and host Joshua Hanlon met up with LEGO enthusiast Tom Atkinson to talk about and take a tour of the collaborative world record LEGO great ball contraption. The giant LEGO Rube Goldberg machine consisted of more than 200 modules, which beats the world record holding contraption built in 2016. Tom also explained how a LEGO great ball contraption works.
14 super quick kids from the Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Fuji, Japan set a new, incredible Guinness World Record for doing the most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team.
Domingos-Antonio Gomes, aka Antonio Domingos, achieved this record at Euromusica, playing the key B7 on a Yamaha CFX concert grand piano.
On May 14th, Swiss professional mountaineer and daredevil Samuel Volery of Slacktivity dangerously walked across a valley on a 4,000 foot slackline in Malatya, Turkey. Samuel, who claimed the record for the world’s longest slackline, made his way from one side of the valley to the other in 74 minutes.
Chef Devwrat Anand Jategaonkar of India’s popular cooking television show, Mejwani Paripoorna Kitchen, has set a Guinness World Record for making the largest margarine sculpture. The beautiful margarine sculpture, portraying the Trimurti of Elephanta, weighed an incredible 3,321.925 pounds. It measured “8 ft 2 in long, 3 ft 8 in wide and 6 ft 1 in tall.”
Devwrat’s attempt was four years in planning and the sculpture took ten whole days to build.
As you can imagine, margarine is not an easy medium to work with and the Guinness World Records rules for this challenge state that the sculpture must not have any internal or external supporting structure. At one point Devwrat’s Trimurti began to crack and almost collapsed, but luckily the expert food sculptor managed to patch it up and achieve the record. (read more)
“Toby and I have volunteered as entertainment for the community for all of our lives together,” said owner Christie Springs. “Popping balloons was just one of Toby’s many talents. He has always been amazing to me and others.” (read more)
British puzzle maker Tony Fisher, who set the Guinness World Record last year for the World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube puzzle, also created a super tiny Rubik’s Cube that he claims could be the world’s smallest in the world measuring 5.6 mm wide.
In June 2016 I took one of Callum’s 3D printed unstickered 6mm Subatomic Rubik’s Cubes and filed it down to a size of 5.4mm. Although I had made it smaller, the proportional aspect (cubies with square sides) of it was lost. So whether it’s still a Rubik’s Cube seems uncertain. When stickered it has an edge of 5.6mm. The previous smallest is 5.7mm unstickered or 5.9mm stickered by Evgeny. It’s proportional and there’s no question about it’s status as a Rubik’s Cube. The current official smallest is 10mm also by Evgeny which Guinness needs to update.
I am not sure if I will submit this as a world record attempt. Not only is it disproportional but a huge amount of credit must go to Callum plus the 3D printing machine at shapeways that physically made the parts prior to me modifying them.
— Tony Fisher (@TonyFisherPuzls) June 12, 2016
images via Tony Fisher
via The Awesomer