Christmas tree in Riga was in the Guinness Book of records
The lights on the holiday tree was lit, the biggest in the world created by a Rube Goldberg machine.
RIGA, December 3. /Offset. TASS Maria Ivanova/. Christmas tree installed at town hall square in the centre of the Latvian capital, listed in the Guinness Book of records. The lights on the holiday tree was lit, the biggest in the world created by a Rube Goldberg machine.
On two floors of the city hall and the square were assembled the mechanism, named after the American cartoonist. It was his idea to create a device that performs a simple action is extremely complex way.
This time the chain, which operates on the principle of dominoes, consisted of 412 steps, which ultimately led to the inclusion festive garlands to spruce installed in downtown. Honorable mission was headed by the mayor of Riga nil Ushakov.
“For me it is a great honor. I was the eighth year in a row lit Christmas trees in the city, and for the first time it happened with a sense of anxiety. I personally watched the boys collect in the Duma this chain, as they have something worked out, and some don’t. But in the end everything worked out and I am very glad that we set a new record,” he told TASS.
To set a new world record was collected by a team of professionals who already have experience in implementation of similar projects in the past year they have created a Goldberg machine consisting of 50 stages of the chain. In the same year, they decided to set a new world record.
It took us two months to realize this project from the very idea to its implementation. It was an open social project, and we invite everyone to take part in it. As a result, our team numbered about 300 volunteers.Vyacheslav Tradecompetition of the organizing Committee
According to him, the most difficult was to plan and build booths, which actually occurred a chain reaction.
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“Every stage is a separate master. If you approach each of the stands, you can feel the soul that people put into it. In a chain reaction no iterative steps, they are all unique,” he said.
To record the new world record, at the ceremony in Riga came the judge of the Guinness world records, Seyda Subasi-Gemici. It had two thousand records in 30 countries. It was announced that Latvia beat the achievement of the United States, where the chain mechanism consisted of 382 units.
Riga was not accidentally chosen as the location for establishing a new record. Legend has it that in the capital of Latvia in 1510 in the town hall square appeared first in the history of the Christmas tree.