Karen Blaney and students from University of Texas at Austin built a cardboard box fort made of 4,123 boxes. They set the record during 2013 America Recycles Day to support and promote recycling.
Participants include the Student-Run Campus Environmental Center, Office of Sustainability, Division of Housing and Food Service, Student Affairs, Facilities Services, the McCombs School of Business, and volunteers.
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.
Todd Spiro built is a stadium measuring 3 feet in height, 9 feet in
length and 5 feet in width. Only paper towel rolls, cardboard shirt
inserts, and wooden building blocks were used in its construction.
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.