Largest rubber band ball-world record set by
LAUDERHILL, FL, USA -- Clothing store worker Joel
Waul, 27, has created an 8,200lb rubber band ball made up
of more than 726,500 bands, in the driveway of his home, setting
the world record for the Largest rubber band ball.
Photo: Joel with his 8,200lb
rubber-band creation in the driveway of his home / WRA photo
Joel Waul's ball already is made up of more
than 300,000 bands of different sizes and he plans on adding
2,000lb more once the material is delivered to his home.
'I would like people to say I had the world's
largest rubber band ball ever and that they probably couldn't
break the record at all years from now after I'm gone,' Joel
told the Sun newspaper.
Photo: The ball already comprises 300,000
rubber bands - and will put on a hefty 2,000lb if Joel achieves
his new goal /Photo Getty Images
Name: Nugget A.K.A. Megaton
-6 ft 3' High (75')
- 23 ft 9' Circumference (285')
Rubber Bands: ~726,500
Wheight: 8,200+ LBS
(Note: Pounds Only Reflect pproximate Bag/Box Count Rubber
Megaton's Sponsors: Stretchwell.Com
The previous world record was set by Steven Milton
of Eugene, Oregon, who created a 4,600lb ball using over 175,000
rubber bands. It was recorded as the world's largest in November
2006 in Chicago.
Milton broke the previous record set by John
Bain in 1999, whose ball weighed 3,120lb.
Sunday, August 17, 2008