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World record at Science World aims to put 200 people in giant bubble

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Aug 20, 2012 10:16 am
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On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 12 p.m., international bubble artist Fan Yang will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record  by encapsulating 200 people in a giant bubble at Science World (1455 Quebec Street). A 30-minute preview of November’s The Gazillion Bubble Show follows this endeavour.

For this world-record attempt, 200 people five feet and over need to be completely encased in a bubble.. The previous record, held by Yang and attempted in April 2011, had 118 people inside a giant soap bubble. He currently also holds 17 Guinness World Records for the biggest bubble ever blown, the largest bubble wall ever created (a staggering 166 feet 11 inches), and most bubbles within a bubble.

“We are very excited to host Fan Yang’s incredible bubble world-record attempt at TELUS World of Science” explains Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO of Science World British Columbia. “Bubbles have been a part of our science exploration program since the very beginning. We even have our own bubble recipe. We hope many of our fans will be able to participate and watch history hopefully be made.”

A representative from Guinness states that 47 world records have been set in Vancouver previously. Organizers are currently recruiting 200 people to be in the bubble.

“I decided to hold a world-record attempt in Vancouver to celebrate the inaugural Gazillion Bubble Show performance in Canada,” says Yang, creator of The Gazillion Bubble Show. “Of course, I hope to be successful and share with the participants an international experience. Bubbles are some of the most wondrous objects science has ever created. We look forward to showing kids and adults alike what bubbles can really do!”

The Gazillion Bubble Show, one of New York’s hottest kids show, makes its Canadian premiere this fall, from November 2 to November 4, 2012 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Audiences are set to be enthralled by a gravity defying performance by Yang, whose incredible displays of bubble artistry have captivated people of all ages worldwide.

Various famous American talk show celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Regis Philbin, Ellen DeGeneres, and David Letterman, who dubbed Yang as “the greatest bubble artist in the world”, have featured the Gazillion Bubble Show.

For more information about The Gazillion Bubble Show, please visit www.gazillionbubbleshow.ca.

For more information about Science World, please visit www.scienceworld.ca.

Image by Mr. T in DC


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