Giovanni Rescigno’s cardboard box parachute took 2.16 seconds to descend
15 feet, a new world record. The top of the parachute was 15 feet above
ground level when timing began, and the clock stopped when the box made
contact with the floor.
Rescigno set the record on April 4, 2009 at the first annual Brooklyn
World Record Day in Brooklyn, New York. The event was held by URDB in
conjunction with Beam Camp. Dan Rollman was present as a witness.
Jesse Pelletier and members of Resident Student Association at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute built a cardboard box fort made of 2,354 boxes. They set the record as a part of the institute's internationally-recognized program, Hey Red, Go Green, to promote the importance of recycling.
This record was set as part of Prius Records, a two-day event
streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials
adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records
ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself.
The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st,
2011. See all the records set at the event here.
Brian Pankey caught a cigar box between two other cigar boxes using
alternating hands 18 consecutive times while on a rola bola. The
boxes were tossed in a rotating pattern, changing position on each