Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Largest human image of an organ: China breaks Guinness World Records record
BEIJING, China -- About 1,500 people from non-profit organizations and colleges participated at an event to promote awareness for lung health at the Garden Expo Park in Beijing's Fengtai District, setting a world record for forming the largest human image of an organ, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: An aerial view of people in blue and red coats forming an image of human lungs, during a successful attempt to set a World Record for the largest human image of an organ. The event in Beijing, organised by a local health research centre involved over 1,500 participants. Photo: Reuters (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest human image of an ear is 323 and was achieved by Amplifon (UK and Ireland) in Center Parcs, Woburn, UK, on 30 January 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest human image of a hand; it consists of 7,084 people and was achieved by the Rotary International District 3230 (India) in Chennai, India, on 5 October 2013.
An organizer surnamed Chen said the activity was to promote awareness of lung health ahead of World COPD Day, which falls on the third Sunday of November every year.
"There's not a huge expense and participants are mainly volunteers," said Chen.
A survey led by the Social Survey Center of China Youth Daily shows that Chinese people are concerned about the country's world record zeal, with 43.8 percent of respondents saying that records based only on scale of participation or large expenses are meaningless.
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