Largest Human QR Code: world record set in China (VIDEO)
BEIJING, China -- Over 2520 people assembled at Sias International University in the city of Zhengzhou, China to build a 51-meter-long and 51-meter-wide QR code, thus setting the new world record for the Largest Human QR Code, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: A total of 2,520 students from SIAS International University opened umbrellas in two different colors to form a giant QR code. The code was successfully scanned, breaking the record for "the largest QR code made by human individuals." Photo: China Plus News (enlarge photo)
The record-breaking attempt to build a 51-meter-long and 51-meter-wide QR code involved people holding colourful umbrellas which made the pattern scannable.
The world record attempt was organized by the Chinese ride-sharing app Didi Express. The app offered the university a bonus of 1 million yuan (approximately US$150,600) if they could break the previous record and create a working QR code made out of people.
They lived up to their promise and paid the university after the "human" code was scanned. The university will share the winnings with the students who participated.