Thursday, August 27, 2015
Largest sock monkey: Jody Lewis breaks Guinness World Records record
BRIDGWATER, UK -- Jody Lewis, 27, spent a week constructing the world's largest sock puppet; Jody's monkey is 10ft and 5.59 inches tall and made out of calf-length socks,
thus settings the new world record for the Largest sock monkey,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Jody Lewis with her giant sock monkey which has secured a World Record. Jody Lewis, 27, spent a week constructing the 10ft 6ins tall toy cutting up 66 pairs of socks and stitching them back together into a monkey shape. She then stuffed it with 15kg of hollowfibre to bring it to life. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest sock monkey is 3.19 m (10 ft 5.59 in) tall and was created by Jody Lewis (UK) in Bridgwater, Somerset, UK, on 7 February 2015. The sock monkey weighed 16 kg (35.27 lbs).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest line of socks; it measures 6,066 m (19901 ft 6.48 in) and was achieved by CAJ Halverde (Germany) in Halverde, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on 17 May 2014.
The receptionist suffers from a rare heart condition – and breaking a world record is number one on her "bucket list".
"I have got a big list of things that I want to do in life and breaking a world record was one of them," said Mrs Lewis, of Bridgwater, Somerset.
Jody Lewis, 27, spent a week constructing the 10ft 6ins tall toy cutting up 66 pairs of socks and stitching them back together into a monkey shape. She then stuffed it with 15kg of hollowfibre to bring it to life.
The previous world record of the world's largest sock monkey was nine feet and seven inches from head to toe.
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