Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Largest book pyramid: Luxembourg broke Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
Bertrange, Luxembourg -- Luxembourg bookstore chain Ernster has won a World Record for the largest book pyramid, built from 63,377 hardcovers and paperbacks; over eight weeks a group of Ernster staff worked on building the pyramid, which eventually measured 4.5 times 3 metres, thus setting the new world record for the Largest book pyramid,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Luxembourg bookstore chain Ernster has won a World Record for the largest book pyramid, built from 63,377 hardcovers and paperbacks. Over eight weeks a group of Ernster staff worked on building the pyramid, which eventually measured 4.5 times 3 metres. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest book pyramid consists of 63,377 books, and was achieved by Ernster s.à.r.l. (Luxembourg) at their premises in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, and completed on 28 April 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people balancing books on their heads; it is 998 and was organized by Danielle Di-Masi (Australia) in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 13 November 2012.
The books for the pyramid were donated by shoppers at the Belle Etoile shopping centre, where the pyramid stood, with 0.10 euros given to Luxembourg charity ALUPSE for every book received.
A pediatric project will be support with the 6,337.70 euros raised.
The idea of the pyramid was conceived as a way to mark the 125th anniversary of Ernster. The project was supported by the Lions Club Mameranus and the Rotary Club Luxembourg-Vallées.
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