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.
Guido Balducci knocked over 44 empty paper boxes with a broom while
riding a pallet jack. The wall of boxes he’d set up originally had
Students and staff at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville built a cardboard box fort made of 4,822 boxes. They set the record in partnership with Up To UTK and UT Recycling to act as a visual representation of the nation's increasing national debt and the correlation it has with our increasing environmental impacts. Learn more about the feat here.
Chris Ruen constructed an origami box made with a chewing gum wrapper
that measured 3/4" across each side.
Ahmad Amin Bodla punched a punching bag 190 times in 15 seconds.
John Putnam owns four matchbooks that are each 27/32" in length, 7/16"
in height and 21/32" in width.
See full-sized image here.
Linus Schreider pulled all 75 tissues out of a box in one minute.
Hyde set the record on February 21, 2010 at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn
World Record Day, an event hosted by RecordSetter in conjunction
with Beam Camp as part of their Inventgenuity Festival.
Alex held 61 pizza boxes in his hand at once.
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 Pankeyflipped 48 playing cards into a box while balancing a raw
egg on the top of his non-throwing hand.
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
David Dargay, four feet and 10 inches (58 inches) tall, fit himself into
a 20 x 23 inch box.
Anna Simon, a host at Otra Movida, knocked down 48 cardboard boxes dressed as a hybrid human-cardboard battering ram.
James Tazioli constructed a card tower out of a single deck of cards
that measured 19 inches in height, a total of seven stories. The tower
was balanced on a single card box.
Paul (Pabs) Melia jumped over 20 Domino's Pizza boxes. He set the record to raise money for Ykids children's charity.
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