National Geographic Kids sets their 10th Guinness World Record

by Daddy Mojo on June 13, 2017

This is a sponsored post-all thoughts are our own. Do you remember all of those toilet paper rolls that were sent to the offices of National Geographic Kids in the spring? The rolls have been tallied, glued and taped to create the World’s Largest Toilet Paper Roll Sculpture. It’s in the shape of a rocket and was put together in Washington D.C. at the offices of National Geographic Kids.

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The rocket was made up of 20,241 toilet paper roll tubes that measured over 24 feet tall once they were assembled into place. Thanks to the tens of thousands of kids, students and schools that donated their toilet paper rolls to make this possible. While quantity did play a roll in the attempt from National Geographic Kids, it wasn’t what earned them the Guinness World Record.

Photo credit: Hilary Andrews, National geographic kids, Guinness world record, toilet paper rolls, worlds largest toilet paper roll sculpture, jimmy coggins

What earned them the record was its volume. The sculpture measured 12.73 cubic meters or 449.56 cubic feet. Measuring volume is a bit out of my pay grade so National Geographic Kids brought in Jimmy Coggins. He’s an adjudicator for Guinness World Records who confirmed that the rocket’s volume confirmed that it is the World’s Largest Toilet Paper Roll Sculpture.

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When you look through all of the photos take note of how the rocket was constructed. The builders took over five hours to assemble the rocket that was displayed at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington D.C. According to the rules set out by Guinness World Records the only materials used to create the sculpture could be glue and tape. When a section bulged out due to the weight that was placed on top of it they corrected the area and then kept building higher and higher.

Did you or your school donate toilet paper rolls that made this possible? If so please pass the word down the pipeline so that everyone knows their efforts really took off.

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