Over the last few years, China has taken pride in doing some astoundingly superfluous record-breaking, and this year has been no exception. Let us now celebrate those proud individuals who put themselves into the Guinness World Record book by doing what no one else ever would.
10) Longest kite
A kite enthusiast ensured that this year’s Chongqing International Kite Festival got off to a flying start by breaking the record for the world’s longest kite with his 6,000-meter dragon-themed masterpiece.
9) Most massive pot of steamed crabs
In a show of excess for a grab at Guinness glory, people in Panshan county, Liaoning province rolled out a seven-ton pot capable of holding hundreds upon hundreds of crustaceans.
8) Tallest human tower
Hundreds of people from Spain and China came together and joined hands for one common goal: building the world’s tallest human tower. Just look at what we can accomplish if we just work together!
7) Biggest erhu
Pretty impressive to look at, but somewhat inconvenient to play. This 5-meter tall erhu requires three performers playing together, two drawing the bow while the other presses down the strings.
6) Most people making dumplings at the same time
While watching a cooking class, exactly 4,613 people in Hebei made some dumplings, breaking a very hotly-contested world record.
IT'S A NEW RECORD! 11-year-old student Cen Xiaolin skips his way to a gold medal, racking up an incredible 108 jumps in 30 seconds at the Inter School Rope Skipping Championships in Dubai.In a separate event, he completed a mind-boggling 548 jumps in three minutes.
Posted by Shanghaiist on Friday, December 11, 2015
5) Largest crustacean statue
The city of Qianjiang in Hubei made its contribution to Chinese art and culture with this really big statue of a lobster.
4) Most people in
blackface facial masks at the same time
Shanghai’s contribution this year: thousands of participants put on facial masks at the same time, bringing our fair city yet another coveted world record, while casting some doubt on its worldliness.
3) Most aunties dancing to Xiaopingguo at the same time
HISTORY IS MADE: More than 18,000 aunties dance in unison to "Xiaopingguo”.ALSO WATCH: http://on.fb.me/1NFpj4r
Posted by Shanghaiist on Monday, November 9, 2015
Pretty sure we all remember where we were when this happened.
2) Heaviest cloak of bees
While being coated in a layer of 109.05 kg of bees, this Chinese beekeeper says he was stung more than 2,000 times, but it was all worth it in the end.
1) Biggest bowl of fried rice
A group of 300 people in Yangzhou cooked four tonnes of the city’s specialty fried rice to break a world record… and then either fed all that rice to pigs or just threw it away.
Maybe this incident will give China the wake-up call it needs, but probably not.