Monday, April 11, 2016
Tallest house of cards built in 12 hours: LG breaks Guinness World Records record
SEOUL, South Korea -- LG Electronics (LG) and professional card stacker Bryan Berg set a new world record for the tallest house of cards built in 12 hours; more incredible is that the record-breaking 3.3 meter tall structure was built atop an LG Centum washing machine while it was spinning at 1,000 RPM, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Bryan Berg, a world-record holder in card stacking, constructed a 48-story house with 10,800 cards on LG's Centum washing machine, setting a new world record. Photo: LG (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the tallest free-standing house of cards measured 7.86 m (25 feet 9 7/16 inches) and was built by Bryan Berg (USA) on 16 October 2007 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest human playing card; it consisted of 600 participants at an event organized by the Turning Stone Resort and Casino (USA) in Verona, New York, USA on 13 July 2013.
Bryan Berg, a Harvard-educated architect who began stacking cards at the age of eight, partnered with LG on his record-breaking attempt, a 48-story house constructed of only normal playing cards.
"We are thrilled for Bryan, who achieved a special goal, while also helping to highlight the technological innovations that exist in some of today's home appliances," said Jo Seong-jin, CEO and president of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company.
"Appliances should no longer be viewed as noisy, disruptive machines but a home companion that can coexist unobtrusively in any kitchen. This record-breaking event was a creative way to drive this point home."
LG's unique Centum System™ utilizes a new damping system equipped with shock absorbers, similar to those found in automobiles. This fixed-tub system greatly reduces vibration and noise levels.
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