World Record for Bubble Burst in NYC

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

A Vietnamese bubble artist, who holds multiple records, succeeded in both breaking and creating a new record Tuesday in New York City.

Previously, Fan Yang claimed 12 other Guinness World Records for various bubble stunts.

This attempt, his 13th, created a bubble with 13 chambers and large enough to hold 34 people inside, the only known record attempt for a bubble so large and one holding so many people.

Guinness allowed Yang one trial run and three attempts for his record.

Yang broke and created the record on his second attempt.

"I did on the second because the second attempt the bubble last longer. From my side I saw that the entire system was intact, so there was no where gap. So the second attempt is the official record. Yeah, and this will be sent into the Guinness World Record for approval," said Yang.

The bubble when completed had a total surface are of 1,076 feet, to obtain those dimensions Yang had to come up with a special ratio of soap to water.

"I actually have twelve different kinds of bubble mixture to create bubble tricks and elements. They are based by their viscosity and density. Some of them are more elastic, some of them are more light, so depends on what I'm doing," said Yang.

Yang's attempt was captured on video tape and watched by Guinness World Record observers.

It becomes official once proof of the attempt is sent to Guinness World Record staff for approval.


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