Monday, February 27, 2012
Largest stick bomb: Natick students set world record
NATICK, MA, USA--Wilson Middle School student Matthew Walak, 11, and his friends, David Kelly, Daniel Kotlyar and Casey Barrasso, detonated a contraption of 3,991 interwoven popsicle sticks - setting the new world record for the Largest stick bomb, according to World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Wilson Middle School student Matthew Walak, 11, works on a 'stick bomb' in the Natick school's auditorium with his friends, David Kelly, Daniel Kotlyar and Casey Barrasso, aiming to break the Guinness world record of 3,864 sticks. Photo: Sean Browne (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest stick bomb was set by Tim Fort (USA), who created a stick bomb using 3,864 tongue depressors. It was 'detonated' at the Science Museum of Minnesota, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest mile in a bomb disposal suit: 10 min 16 sec, set by LT. Jonathan Kehoe (USA) at Camp ECHO in Diwaniyah Provence Iraq.
Matthew Walak said a Natick Police officer and the entire girls basketball team also came to watch the stick bomb detonation.
"It just feels awesome," he said.
According to the MetroWest Daily News:
"Each team member worked on a different section of the stick bomb, and Walak's dad, Steve, supervised to project."
The boys spent most of the day hunched over on the stage, gingerly weaving together the 8,000 sticks and listening to the radio.
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Fastest mile in a bomb suit - SSgt Owen Duff
Most water balloons burst by a car: Alfa Romeo MiTo sets world record (HD Video)
Most chainsaw juggling catches: Ian Stewart sets world record (Video)
Riding unicycle on beer bottles: Lutz Eichholz sets world record (Video)
Most back wheel pogo hops: Ben Hoyle
Most consecutive donuts (spins) in a car: Terry Grant
Fastest Time to Balance a Dozen Eggs: Brian Spotts (HD Video)
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