- Title: Local record broken with giant soap bubble
- Date: 18th January 2017
- Summary: MLADA BOLESLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC (JANUARY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR BUBBLE RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT STUDENTS AROUND A CAR STUDENTS IN BUBBLE RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT AREA TECHNICIANS PREPARING BUBBLE CZECH BOOK OF RECORDS SUPERVISOR, MIROSLAV MAREK, STARTING RECORD ATTEMPT STUDENTS FIRST UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO CREATE A BUBBLE AROUND STUDENTS STUDENTS INSIDE BUBBLE AREA VARIOUS OF SUCCESSFUL RECORD ATTEMPT STUDENTS AND PEOPLE CLAPPING (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) CZECH BOOK OF RECORDS SUPERVISOR, MIROSLAV MAREK, SAYING: "So it is - you 275 people were closed inside a soap tube, soap bubble, made by Matej Kodes and this is the world record." PARTICIPANTS CLAPPING (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) BUBBLE MAKER, MATEJ KODES, SAYING: "There was a draught which was destroying our bubble from one side at first. Fortunately people made a barrier using their bodies to stop the wind and we succeeded in the end. I am happy, I was not hoping for success at some point, but I am glad that we had luck in the end." STUDENTS LEAVING
- Embargoed: 1st February 2017 16:18
- Keywords: bubble soap record
- Location: MLADA BOLESLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC
- City: MLADA BOLESLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC
- Country: Czech Republic
- Topics: Human Interest/Brights/Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0015ZM08C9
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- Story Text: A Czech man managed to surround 275 high school students and a car with a soap bubble barrier, breaking a Czech record on Wednesday (January 18).
The author of the record breaking attempt, Matej Kodes, managed to raise a soap bubble screen around an area of 11x7.5 meters for few seconds, enclosing the people inside for a few seconds.
All the record participants had to be higher than 156 centimeters to fulfill the conditions.
The event was supervised by Czech Book of Records representative, Miroslav Marek.
Kodes started to make tricks with bubbles in 2005 and soon was able to enclose himself inside a soap bubble. He says his bubbles are special due to their short lifespan lasting just few seconds.
He prepared himself for setting the new record for about two months and it took him two days just to prepare the final location.
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