A total of 560 deaf and hard-of-hearing students across Illinois joined together and participated in different community services. They set the record as part of Second Annual Deaf Can Do It Community Service Day.
Participating schools and programs included Illinois School for the Deaf, Kinzie School, Eisenhower Co-Op, John Powers Center,ECHO, Moline D/HH Program, Hinsdale South High School, Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA), NSSEO, Marion School for the Deaf, School District U-46, SASED, and the Kentucky School for the Deaf. Learn more about the feat here.
Q-Dance Australia built a robot measuring 24 meters high and 48 meters wide. It was created as a centerpiece for 2013 Defqon.1, an annual music festival held in Australia.
It has 8 x 2 tonne motors that hoist the audio system and has multiple nitro-charged flame positions, activated remotely using a control console.
The robot also boasts architectural and special effects lighting. The eyes are Jarag-led which are mapped to create expressions. There are 10 high-powered laser units and numerous pyrotechnic points with up to 70 mm mortars. It is specially designed using a steam punk style and parts are of recycled materials.
Zack Hample constructed a pyramid using 2,870 baseballs. He personally snagged the baseballs as a fan in the stands at major league stadiums. At present, he has more than 6,000 baseballs in his collection.
Courtney Boyd Myers, Andy Morris, Justin Rocket Silverman, Jonathan Levy and two of their friends did "karate chop" jumps into a pool at once. The group set the record during the SXSW Festival at a party held by The Daily.