Photograph by Gu Gyobok
The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain is the world’s longest bridge fountain that set a Guinness World Record with nearly 10,000 LED nozzles that run along both sides that is 1,140m long (3,740 ft), shooting out 190 tons of water per minute.
Installed in September 2009 on the Banpo Bridge, Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon praised that the bridge will further beautify the city and showcase Seoul’s eco-friendliness, as the water is pumped directly from the river itself and continuously recycled. The bridge has 38 water pumps and 380 nozzles on either side, which draw 190 tons of water per minute from the river 20 meters below the deck, and shoots as far as 43 meters (141 ft) horizontally. [Source: Wikipedia]
At 1,013 meters (3,324 ft) in length with a total area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), the swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. It was listed officially as the largest swimming pool by area in the Guinness Book of World Records in December of 2006.
The pool holds a staggering 250 million liters (66 million gallons) of water and is the equivalent to about 6,000 8-meter long pools. Located about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Santiago, San Alfonso del Mar is a major tourist attraction and popular destination for both Chileans and tourists from around the world.
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154 water-skiers from around the world gathers in Strahan, Tasmania to attempt to set a new world record. To qualify, the skiers had to stay upright for a full nautical mile. Unfortunately nine of the skiers were unable to complete the full distance, so the new world record was set at 145 skiers pulled behind a single boat. The previous record (set at the same location) was 114. There are tons more pics and info in the original article on Dailymail
Mexican President Felipe Calderon opened the tallest suspension bridge in the world, Baluarte Bridge, on Thursday. The bridge, which connects the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa with Durango and Mazatlan, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest suspension bridge in the world. The cable-supported bridge can easily fit the Eiffel Tower under its middle part.
Nearly 86 percent of the project is complete. The entire stretch will become operational by the end of January 2012.
NAGPUR, India (AP) — A high school student in central India was recognized as the world’s shortest woman by Guinness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood.
Jyoti Amge stood just 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall — shorter than the average 2-year-old — when Guinness representatives visiting from London measured her at a ceremony attended by about 30 relatives and friends in the town of Nagpur, in Maharashtra state.
Guiness World Records has proclaimed this the world’s largest 3D painting, located at the Canary Wharf in London. The piece was created by British artist Joe Hill of 3D Joe and Max as a promotion for Reebok Crossfit.
The gigantic painting measures in at a staggering 1,160 square meters or 12,486 square feet! Cheers on the accomplishment Joe, you’re all kinds of awesome!