Group shatters record for longest flower garland by a mile
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 01:30
The record holder for the most Guinness records reclaims a record as his group puts together the longest-ever continuous flower garland. Roselle Chen reports.
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What does the man with the most Guinness World Records do when he's run out of records to break?
He reclaims an old record that he lost.
Ashrita Furman and his group assembled the world's longest garland of flowers that took seven hours to put together with the help of 200 people.
The garland is made out of 185,000 flowers and is more than 4.5 miles long.
Back in 2011, Furman broke the same record for longest flower garland, which was two miles long.
A team broke his record with a 3.1 mile garland just four months later.
The 59-year-old health food store manager also has the distinction from Guinness for "the most records held at the same time by an individual."
SOUNDBITE: Ashrita Furman, Guinness World Record holder, saying (English):
"My friends, you know, climb Mt Everest. The swim the English Channel, you know, and we do Guinness records. So if someone breaks it, you know, it's an opportunity to do it again. So, we really don't count on that [record to last]. I mean we just really want to have the experience of breaking the record. And really , it's a record about oneness -- there were about 200 different people who worked on this thing and they all put in six or seven hours of hard work in the hot sun and I really feel it's a group record."
Furman has broken 562 Guinness World Records since 1979, completing 27,000 jumping jacks, balancing a pool cue on his finger for more than seven miles in front of the Egyptian pyramids, raced against a yak in Mongolia and bounced the fastest mile on a kangaroo ball along the Great Wall of China.
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