Largest human sentence: Dubai breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
DUBAI, UAE -- To celebrate the UAE's upcoming 44th National Day, about 6,958 students gathered at GEMS Modern Academy to smash the existing world record for the Largest human sentence; the 6,958 students - drawn from 35 GEMS schools across the UAE - spelled out the sentence "Happy National Day," according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Paying tribute to the UAE on its 44th National Day, 6,958 GEMS Education students from 35 schools across the country formed the world's 'largest human sentence'. to wish everyone a 'Happy National Day'. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest human national flag involved 43,830 participants and was achieved by Rotary International District 3230 and News 7 Tamil (both India) at the YMCA Grounds Nandanam in Chennai, India, on 7 December 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest human star; it consists of 6,398 participants and was achieved by the people of Orel with the support of Orel Government (Russia), in Orel, Russia on 7 May 2015. The previous Guinness World Records world record of 6,282 participants was set in Nice, France, by employees of Tiens Group, a Chinese multinational, on May 8, when they spelled out "Tien's Dream is nice in the Cote D'Azur."
To break the Guinness World Records world record, the students were required to wear the same colour and stand perfectly still for five minutes while forming a grammatically correct sentence, which could have been written in any language.
The event was also attended by a number of officials from Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), along with its Director-General, Dr Abdulla Al Karam, who even participated in a 400-metre relay race that pit GEMS students and teachers against KHDA staff.