Most people inside a soap bubble-Dr Robyn
Wheldon-Williams sets world record
Cymru, North Wales, UK -- Dr Robyn Wheldon-Williams and his
scientists successfully attempted the World record for the
largest number of people enclosed in a bubble: 59 children,
all over 5 foot.
The "world record breaking experiment KR030708"
or...the World record for the largest number of people enclosed
in a bubble: 59 (enlarge
A group of 59 children from schools across
North Wales took part in the experiment which was hosted at
Venue Cymru last Thursday.
The bubble was made using a mixture of warm water,
washing up liquid, glycerol and a secret ingredient.
Nearing 1,000 school children from North Wales
witness a record breaking attempt at the largest bubble during
an amazing day of spectacular experiments in a show called
'The Big Flash Bang'.
In May 2007 the Bangor
University scientists broke the record with 35 people
in a soap bubble as part of S4C’s science show for children,
Dr Robyn Wheldon-William said: “The record lasted
three months, being broken in the States with 42 and more
by a bubble artist in London. We hope that we've brought the
World record back to Wales" said Dr Robyn Wheldon-Williams.
The aim of the bilingual show is to encourage
children to take a real interest in science at a young age.
An excellent communicator, who inspires an interest
in science in children and adults on television and on stage
Dr Robyn Wheldon Williams is a graduate of Bangor
University and a Chemistry teacher at Ysgol Brynhyfryd,
Ruthin as well as managing Bangor University School of Chemistry's
The show is sponsored by the Welsh Assembly's
Reaching Wider initiative and Hands on Science project.
The previous world record:
number of people inside a bubble
Wednesday, July 9, 2008