Worlds tallest sandcastle rises in a German landlocked city

September 5, 2017 by  
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Great sandcastles aren’t only found at the beach. The landlocked German city of Duisburg just nabbed the official Guinness title for the world’s tallest sandcastle, beating out the previous record holder in the Indian state of Odisha. Commissioned by travel company Schauinsland-Reisen , the 16.68-meter-tall (54.72 feet) sandcastle is a magnificent sight to behold and was completed in just 25 days. Built by an international team of 19 sand artists in Duisburg North Landscape Park, the monumental sandcastle was constructed from 3,500 tonnes of compressed sand. The sculpture dethroned the previous record holder in Puri, India by 1.84 meters. The sole goal of the build was to beat the world record for tallest sandcastle—a title the city failed to secure last year due to structural collapse. Construction on this year’s sculpture began August 8 and the Guinness World Record jury officially recognized the sandcastle as the world’s tallest on September 1. Related: Sandcastle Matt builds stunning Neo-gothic structures out of sand The massive sandcastle includes references to famous landmarks around the world, from the Buddhist temples of Thailand to the Greek Parthenon. A medieval-style castle integrated with waterslides tops the sand sculpture. The sandcastle is on view until September 24, 2017 and will be complemented with a series of events and lit up at night during open-air parties. + Die Sandburg Via PR Newswire Images via Die Sandburg

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Worlds largest book store opens in Tehran, Iran

August 24, 2017 by  
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Book lovers, we’ve found your dream destination – the world’s largest bookstore just opened in Tehran, Iran . The Book Garden is a gigantic green-roofed building measuring 154,000 square feet that has 12 miles of shelves packed with millions of books . The project is part of a larger 700,000 square foot complex that features several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a prayer room and a restaurant. The Book Garden aims to encourage Iranian children to be “active and creative through modern methods and equipment,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. “The opening of the Book Garden is a big cultural event in the country, so that our children can make better use of this cultural and academic opportunity,” added Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Mehr News reports that the Book Garden was first pitched in 2004 to cater to fans of the city’s annual International Book Fair. After construction was completed last spring, organizers spent the past few months stocking the facility it with books. According to RealIran , there are more than 400,000 titles available for kids alone. One of the centers even has shorter shelves to ensure younger kids can reach the educational resources. Related: Chinese watermelon plant yields 131 fruit for Guinness World Record The Book Garden is now the biggest bookstore in the world, according to the Guinness World Records . Until now, Barnes & Noble along Fifth Avenue in New York City held the record. + Kayson Inc Via Mehr News , RealIran Photos via RealIran , Pixabay

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The world’s longest bike stretches an astonishing 117-feet

November 16, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. If you thought your bike commute was a challenge, imagine doing it on a 117-foot bike. The new winner of Guinness’ longest bike entry stretches out an astonishing 117 feet – longer than even the world’s longest limo. Despite its length, this bike still only needs two wheels to get going. Well, two wheels, and two riders – one to pedal from the back and one to steer in front – and a route that doesn’t require any turning. Read the rest of The world’s longest bike stretches an astonishing 117-feet

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

July 8, 2015 by  
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Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its revolutionary diesel engine. The previously estimated 61.9 mpg for the model was impressively smashed, making the future of affordable and fuel-efficient riding look increasing attainable. Read the rest of Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1.6 i-dtec engine , fuel efficient car , fuel efficient honda , guinness book of world records fuel efficiency , guinness book of world records honda , Honda civic tourer , honda civic tourer 1.6 i-dtec , lowest fuel consumption world record

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Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House!

December 25, 2013 by  
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What do you get when you combine 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and truck-loads of candy? The world’s biggest gingerbread house! Located at the Texas A & M Traditions Club and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gingerbread house ever, the 39,000 cubic foot (and 36-million calorie) structure is big enough to live in and even has electricity. All proceeds earned from the sweet house will go to charity, and while you can’t actually take a bite (it’s roped off), you can go for a visit. Read the rest of Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biggest Gingerbread House , Bill Horton , Bill Horton Traditions Club , Guinness , Guinness Largest Gingerbread House , St. Joseph Health System , St. Joseph Health System Trauma Center , texas a&m , Texas A&M Fundraiser , Texas A&M Gingerbread House , Texas A&M Traditions Club , Texas Gingerbread House , Traditions Club Gingerbread House , World Record Gingerbread House , World Records , World’s Largest Gingerbread House        

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Spectacular Budapest Christmas Tree is Made of 365 Sleighs That Will be Donated to Children in Need

December 25, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Spectacular Budapest Christmas Tree is Made of 365 Sleighs That Will be Donated to Children in Need Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art installations , Budapest Christmas , Christmas art , Christmas design , Christmas tree 2013 Budapest , Christmas trees 2013 , hello wood , public art , sleigh Christmas tree , temporary installations , wooden installation Budapest        

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Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House!

December 6, 2013 by  
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What do you get when you combine 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and truck-loads of candy? The world’s biggest gingerbread house! Located at the Texas A & M Traditions Club and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gingerbread house ever, the 39,000 cubic foot (and 36-million calorie) structure is big enough to live in and even has electricity. All proceeds earned from the sweet house will go to charity, and while you can’t actually take a bite (it’s roped off), you can go for a visit. Read the rest of Texas A&M Unveils the World’s Biggest Gingerbread House! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biggest Gingerbread House , Bill Horton , Bill Horton Traditions Club , Guinness , Guinness Largest Gingerbread House , St. Joseph Health System , St. Joseph Health System Trauma Center , texas a&m , Texas A&M Fundraiser , Texas A&M Gingerbread House , Texas A&M Traditions Club , Texas Gingerbread House , Traditions Club Gingerbread House , World Record Gingerbread House , World Records , World’s Largest Gingerbread House        

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Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record

May 21, 2013 by  
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MS Tûranor PlanetSolar , the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days. The 115-foot Swiss catamaran traveled 2,867 miles (5,310 kilometers) across the Atlantic Ocean in 22 days, conducting experiments along the Gulf Stream as part of the PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition. Read the rest of Tûranor PlanetSolar: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Sets Transatlantic Speed Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “solar energy” , green transportation , Guinness World Records , marine expedition Tûranor , MS Tûranor PlanetSolar , PlanetSolar , PlanetSolar’s Tûranor , solar boat , solar catamaran , solar design , Solar Power , solar powered boat , Swiss solar boat , transatlantic crossing record , TURANOR , World speed record boat        

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UNSW’s Sunswift IVy sets Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle

January 10, 2011 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission electric car powered exclusively by silicon solar cells.

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100 Santas Made From 1,000 Tons of Sand in Indian Climate Protest

December 28, 2009 by  
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Photo via the BBC World renowned Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik is already well known for his work with Santa Claus–last year, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest ever ‘sand Santa’. This year, he’s using his talent and bolstered profile to highlight the growing challenges climate change is bringing to India –and to do so, he built over 100 Santas out of 1,000 tons of sand in the tourist town of Puri

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