Grey Power Electricity Picks: 5 of our favourite electricity related Guiness World Records
The Guinness World Records is the only place where you’ll find the likes of Usain Bolt and Da Vinci rubbing shoulders with Manoj Kumar Maharana, who holds the world record for the most straws stuffed in mouth (459, in case you were wondering).
Here at Grey Power Electricity, we love the Guinness World Records because they show the incredible depth of human potential, and what we can achieve when we really put our minds to it.
We asked staff around the office to pick out their favourite electricity-related Guinness World Records. This is what they chose:
1. Fastest speed on an electric skateboard
In 2015, adrenaline-junkie Mischo Erban took extreme skateboarding to the next level. Using a modified longboard that’s usually used for competitive racing, the 32 year old reached a top speed of 95.85 km/h, earning him a spot in the Guinness World Records. Erban also holds the record for the highest speed recorded on a regular non-electric skateboard.
2. Most chainsaw juggling catches on an electric unicycle
Kids, don’t try this at home. In May 2017, Chayne Hultgren broke the world record when he made 10 chainsaw juggling catches on an electric unicycle. Hultgren holds a number of unicycle-related world records, including most chainsaw juggling catches on a non-electric unicycle and most swords swallowed on a unicycle.
3. The most electricity generated by bicycles in one hour
In 2012, Siemens assembled a team of 1,000 cyclists to pedal stationary bikes for an hour. They set the world record by generating 4,630 watt hours, which sounds like a lot but is actually only enough to do about one load of laundry using hot water.
View record video: https://vimeo.com/114876786
4. Longest human electrical circuit
How many Australians does it take to turn on a light bulb? In August 2015, students, staff and families from PLC Sydney held hands to create the world’s longest human electrical circuit. A low level voltage passed through all 1,315 participants, activating an energy stick which produces light and makes a sound when placed in an electrical circuit.
5. Heaviest weight towed by an electric car
Last but not least, in May 2018 Tesla broke the world record for the heaviest weight towed by an electric car. A Tesla Model X P100D successfully towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which weighs in at a hefty 130 tonnes.
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