Luckily there’s no one around me right now, because I was just smiling ear to ear like a moron while watching this first-person video of the world’s steepest rollercoaster, the ‘Takabisha’ in Japan. And I might have let out a scream too.
It’s a good thing I wasn’t anywhere near this 102 ft tall Lego tower in Brazil…my destructive tendencies would have taken over and I would have knocked that sucker over, creating a rainshower of Lego blocks for all the little Brazilian children to enjoy!
Someone has FINALLY broken the 2004 world record for building the world’s largest rocking horse. I want to know why it took six long years. There’s absolutely no way I can wait another six years for the next unnecessarily large rocking horse to be built!
Behold the world’s largest swimming pool (or if you’re a bratty kid, the world’s largest toilet), located at the San Alfonso del Mar in Santiago, Chile. It spans 60 acres (!), has a 115 ft deep end (!!), and holds 66 million gallons of water (!!!). Guests actually use kayaks to get from one end to the other. Wow.
I remember spending countless hours spelling out bad words on my Lite-Brite (like ‘poop’). The artists behind the masterpieces below probably spent their time more productively.
***Artist Joey Syta recently (and painstakingly) recreated a stunning tapestry from the 15th century called “Mon Seul Désir” (My Only Desire), which is part of famous series of tapestries called “The Lady and the Unicorn”. This took 2 years to create and was made with 55,000 Lite-Brite pegs and 36 pegboards.
***The current world-record for the largest Lite-Brite creation is held by Lori Kanary who made this huge sneaker in conjunction with Asics.
***The 2nd largest Lite-Brite creation is a rendering of Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” designed by artist Mark Beekham.
***And finally, the 3rd biggest Lite-Brite masterpiece was also made by Lori Kanary (remember her from the Asics sneaker?) – it was creatively named “Giant Lite-Brite”, and was inspired by Monet’s “Impression Sunrise”.
Artist Michel de Broin has hung the world’s largest disco ball above the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. It’s made up of over 1,000 mirrors and is part of his Nuit Blance project, which attempts to recreate the type of starry night sky usually blocked in urban areas. D’accord, dansons!
My new hero, Angelo Cammarata, holds the official Guinness Record as the world’s longest-serving bartender. And after 77 years of making drinks behind his bar in Pittsburgh, 95 year-old Angelo is ready to retire. His bar, Cammarata’s, was sold and the new owners will be taking over in just a few short weeks. The new owners asked him to stay on, but he decided it was time to take care of his wife Marietta full-time. Angelo actually started selling beer out of his father’s grocery store at 12:01 AM April 7th, 1933, the exact moment Prohibition officially ended. Decades later, he continues to pour drinks daily for a few hours, and considers himself an old-school bartender (not a fancy mixologist). He even still has his drink of choice each day – a Jim Beam bourbon and coke. I raise my glass to you, Angelo – congrats, and cheers!