[Nov 17]TAYLORSVILLE,UT,USA--487 students, teachers and adults at
Junior High Schoo in Taylorsville, Utah, reportedly broke
the Guinness World Record for Largest Wobble Board Ensemble. Participants
played their wobble boards by propping them between the palms of
their hands and bouncing them back to the song of Tie Me Kangaroo
Junior High School have been tackling world records for
20 years, and getting 487 people to wiggle the red, white and black
Masonite boards for more than five minutes straight took more than
a year to accomplish, said Tom Sharpe, science teacher and world-record
organizer at the school. They're already in the Guinness Book of
World Records seven other times.
The previous world record for the World's Largest
Musical Instrument Ensemble (for Unconventional Instruments) was
held by 359 employees of AIRMILES of Bolton, Lancashire, United
Kingdom, who successfully played their Wobble Boards for five minutes
to the song of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport, on July 12, 2007.
Wobble Boards are made of 2-foot by 3-foot hardboards--such
as Masonite boards--that are played by "propping them between the
palms of the hands and bouncing them back and forth".
The first Wobble Boards were created by Rolf Harris
in 1957. In 1960, Harris included the wobble sound in his international
hit song Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.
Previously Successful World Record Attempts:
World's Largest Pan Loaf of Bread
World's Longest Paper Clip Chain
World's Fastest Human Conveyor Belt
World's Longest Balloon Chain in One Hour
World's Tallest Ice Cream Cone
World's Longest Straw Chain
World's Tallest Tower of Pencils
World's Largest Wobble Board Ensemble