Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Most eggs balanced by a group: Taiwan's Dragon Boat Festival sets world record
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- A total of 4,247 eggs successfully "stood up" in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan, as part of a tradition during the Dragon Boat Festival,
setting the new world record for the Most eggs balanced by a group,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Participants set the 'egg-standing' record in Taiwan's Hsinchu. Photo: Li Kun-chien (enlarge photo)
According to folk culture, it is believed that a person will have a year of good luck if he or she can balance an egg upright on a table or on the ground at noon on the day of the festival.
The previous Guinness world record for the record for the most eggs balanced by a group was 1,972 and was organised by the Tourism Bureau of Chiayi County (Taiwan) at the Astronomy Square, Shueishang Township, Chiayi County in Taiwan.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people tossing eggs: 1,162, set by the Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau (USA) in Skagway, Alaska, USA.
As many as 5,500 people were brought together by the Hsinchu City Government at an "egg standing" event, where they tried to balance eggs at the same time.
The organizer of the event distributed one tile and one raw egg to each person at the Hsinchu Municipal Stadium. Participants had to balance their own eggs within 60 seconds of counting.
A total of 4,247 eggs successfully "stood up" in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan, as part of a tradition during the Dragon Boat Festival, breaking the Guinness world record set in 2005 in southern Taiwan.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:24 PM