Thursday, May 28, 2015
Most bees on a human body: Gao Bingguo breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
TAI'AN, China -- A man from eastern China have broken a Guinness World Records world record for the number of bees covering his entire body; Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper, coated himself with honey and was then covered in 1.1 million of the insects, weighing in at approximately 240 pounds, in Liangzhuang town, Tai'an city, east China's Shandong province, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Wearing only his underpants, Gao Bingguo set a new World Record after he covered himself with almost 1.1 million bees, collectively weighing 240 pounds. Gao Bingguo, from Tai'an City in east China's Shandong Province, has been a beekeeper for more than 30 years. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest gathering of people dressed as bees was achieved by 2,176 participants from The Yateley and Westfield schools campus, in Hampshire, UK, on 6 April 2011.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest bee house; it measures 13.04 m (42 ft 9 in) by 1.27 m (4 ft 2 in) by 0.36 m (1 ft 2 in) and was created by the London Wildlife Trust (UK). It is located at the Barking riverside, in Barking, UK, on 18 June 2011.
Gao Bingguo, a 55-year-old beekeeper in Tai'an, China, spent more than four hours putting his bee-outfit on, starting the day in his underwear and a some rope netting.
The team managed to keep a cigarette going in his mouth throughout the process, which, according to ABC, helped keep the bees away from his lips.
He was reportedly stung more than 2,000 times, but did manage to beat the previous Guinness World Records world record of 188 pounds.
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