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Images of the Week: From the largest gamepad to the most balls juggled

 
 
 
 
 
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Every Friday we'll be publishing on guinnessworldrecords.com some of our favourite images that have been recently added to the GWR archive.

Largest console gamepad
Officially verified in August 2011 as the world's largest console gamepad (above), this fully functional NES pad measures an enormous 366 cm x 159 cm x 51 cm (12 ft x 5 ft 3 in x 1 ft 8 in). Its main creator is engineering student Ben Allen, who was helped by Stephen van't Hof and Michel Verhulst, all of whom study at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The fantastic facsimile is 30 times the size of a standard NES controller, and requires gamers to navigate its enormous buttons. If you wanted to use this like a standard handheld pad, you would need to be 51 m (167 ft) tall - the same height as London landmark Nelson's Column!

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Most balls juggled
The most balls juggled is 11 and was achieved by Alex Barron (UK), who managed 23 consecutive catches in what is known as a "qualifying" juggling run. This feat was achieved at Roehampton Squash Club, London, UK, on 3 April 2012. Alex, 18 years old at the time of the attempt, spent 2 years practising this feat-a record which had not been broken for 16 years. On the day in question, he spent 4 and a half hours in a squash court in his Easter holidays trying to reach his target. He was getting tired when he kept managing 7 runs of 21 catches when, finally, he achieved this number! Alex also jointly holds the record for Most balls flashed by a juggler, although for his attempt he used beanbags, achieving one throw better than a twelve-ball flash, making a 13 bag flash.

 

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Largest skateboard
The largest skateboard measured 11.14 m (36 ft 7 in) long, 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in) wide and 1.10 m (3 ft 7.5 in) high; it was designed and produced by Rob Dyrdek and Joe Ciaglia (both USA) in Los Angeles, California, USA and unveiled on 25 February 2009 on the MTV series 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory'.

 

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Fastest mobility scooter
Colin Furze (UK) has supercharged a mobility scooter so that it can reach a top speed of 115.21 km/h (71.59 mi/h). It took Colin three months to convert the scooter, which features five gears, a 125cc motorbike engine and twin exhausts.

 

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Largest easel
The largest easel is 17.22 m (56ft 6 in) tall and 9.45 m (31 ft) wide. It was made by Rajasekharan Parameswaran of Meenachal, Tamilnadu, India, and was measured on 19 April 2008.

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