Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Longest pencil: Staedtler breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
NUREMBERG, Germany -- Stationery manufacturer STAEDTLER officially produced the world's longest colouring pencil in Nuremberg – beating the previous Guinness World Records world record by 136 metres; the pencil was 459.97 metres long and is made of WOPEX – a composite material developed by STAEDTLER and made mostly of wood, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Members of the STAEDTLER top management holding the record-breaking Noris colour pencil in the finish area after it traveled 459.97meters around the STAEDTLER HQ. Photo: Staedtler (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest pencil measures 459.97 m (1,509 ft 1.05 inch) and was achieved by STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), in Nuremberg, Germany, on 5 August 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest pencil mosaic; it measures 750 m² (8,072.9 ft²) and was achieved by Civil Defense General Command (UAE), at Emirates Palace, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 9 December 2014.
"We're extremely happy that we beat the previous record with our innovative materials and we are very proud of our employees, who made this record possible," said Erna Müller, Head of Corporate Communications at STAEDTLER, in a statement.
"All in all it was a successful, colourful day of fun and games for everyone who attended."
The company said in a statement that 110 employees worked together to produce the giant pencil.
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