Monday, November 11, 2013
Most antique threshing machines operating simultaneously: Langenburg Festival breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
Langenburg, SK, Canada-- An estimated 6500 spectators and volunteers gathered to witness 41 antique threshing machines operate simultaneously harvest wheat for 15mins, during the Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger Festival, breaking the Guinness World Records' record of 29 machines and setting the new world record for the Most antique threshing machines operating simultaneously,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: At the event near Langenburg, thousands of people gathered to watch forty-one antique steam threshers break a world record. When area farmer Ken Mack lowered the Canadian flag, men and women started pitching sheaves of wheat. They did so for a full fifteen minutes, smashing the previous record for the number of antique threshers on one field. Photo: Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Longest combine harvester journey was set by three Russian-made Yenisei combine harvesters; they made a journey of 5,300 km (3,293 miles) between Krasnoyarsk and Orel, Russia, from 12 May to 25 June 2003.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most (modern, not antique) combine harvesters working simultaneously on a single field; it is 200 and was achieved by Harvest for Kids with Children's Camps International in the Rural Municipality of Stanley near Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.
At the August 24th event near Langenburg, thousands of people gathered to watch forty-one antique steam threshers break a world record.
When area farmer Ken Mack lowered the Canadian flag, men and women started pitching sheaves of wheat. They did so for a full fifteen minutes, smashing the previous record for the number of antique threshers on one field, the Yorkton News Review reported.
But there was much more to the event than just setting a world record, it was also the first "Harvest for Hunger", meaning the grain from today's event will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. the EsterhazyOnline reported.
Additionally, tens of thousands of dollars have also been raised to feed the hungry, and this is being matched by the federal government on a 4 to 1 basis.
"Many thanks to our over 140 sponsors and concession operators for donating goods, services or money to make the day run so well, said Terry Aberhart, the main organizer of the event, in a message to the World Record Academy.
"We would like to thank everyone that attended for their generosity as we will be providing over $40000 from the day's events to Canadian Food Grains Bank. This was one of the largest single day fund raisers they have hosted in their 30 year history."
On the Net:
"The world record they have had to beat was from 2008 when a group in Wisconsin had 29 old threshers running at the same time, said Warren Kaeding, one of the executive organizers of the Old Tyme Harvest for Hunger event," the Leader-Post reported.
The event drew a massive crowd, with visitors from both Canada and the USA. The ancient threshers and tractors came from far and wide too, making for an amazing spectacle.
Speeches by dignitaries included those by Dave Meier of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Yorkton-Melville MP Garry Breitkreuz, Melville-Salcoats MLA Bob Bjornerud, Langenburg Mayor Don Fogg, RM of Langenburg Reeve Ken Apland, and Rob Schultz from Bayer Crop Sciences.
Application received: November 6, 2013
Record published: November 11, 2013
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