Three Guinness World Records set by China in three days


China successfully set three new Guinness World Records in the space of just three days at the end of September, according to their official website.

The record-breaking streak began on September 26 when the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy almost doubled the previous record for the Largest performing rock band.

Led by renowned singer-songwriter and Father of Chinese Rock Cui Jian, 953 musicians played a selection of songs at a show in Tianjin, northern China.

Officials from the Guinness World Records were on hand to witness 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 101 bassists, 100 keyboard players and 98 wind instruments performing to the required “good standard”.

Two days later, the towering Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple in Yingxian County, Shanxi Province was recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s Tallest wooden pagoda.

Official measurements revealed that the nine-storey pagoda reaches a record-breaking height of 67.31 metres.

Built during the Liao Dynasty in 1056, the architectural miracle has withstood earthquakes and more during the nine centuries since its construction.
Source: Shutterstock / Meiqianbao

The third of the Guinness World Records set in China is, hands down, the strangest: Chinese student Zhang Shuang claimed the title of Fastest 50 m walking on hands with a soccer ball between the legs.

The young man completed the challenge in 26.09 seconds during the attempt at the China West Normal University in Nanchong, Sichuan Province.

According to the Guinness World Records official site, Zhang trained for three years in order to attempt this particular record.

However, they add that the record for the Fastest 50 m walking on hands without a football stands at 16.93 seconds and has remained unbroken for 22 years. Time to get practising…


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