Residents of Shenyang, Liaoning province (probably) don’t expect to see an octopus flying above their heads on any given day, but that’s what happened yesterday during the Shenyang Kite Competition when this majestic, 100-meter-long octopus-thing got itself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for sheer size. Take THAT Guangdong, and your measly 97-meter-long Chinese knot kite (which set the record earlier this month).
The octopus kite took the record thanks to its crazy-huge size: 100 meters in length and 15 meters in width with a weight of 250 kilograms. According to CRI English, “eight people spent half a year constructing it.” Some folks have an unimaginable amount of spare time…
We thank them anyways. Frankly we’re digging the kite wars.
By Aliaume Leroy
[Image via CRI English]