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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 March 2006, 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK
World soap bubble record popped
Children encapsulated in bubble
A record 19 children over five feet tall were held in the bubble
The record for the most people inside a soap bubble has been burst following an event at a Surrey theme park.

A seven-metre wand was built to create a bubble which encapsulated 19 people, breaking the previous record of 18 people made last year.

Guinness World Records editor, Craig Glenday, said: "We ensured everyone's over five feet tall and we got a good clean world record."

The successful attempt was made at Chessington World of Adventures.

The record was broken by "Sam Sam the Bubble Man", as he calls himself, from bubble experts Bubble Inc.

He said he had been practising for months and even had to import materials from America.

"There were a few tricky moments during the attempt but no, my bubble didn't burst," he added.

A 152cm circular wooden platform was made for the children to stand on, around which a 25cm gap was left to hold the bubble solution.

Mr Glenday added: "This record sounds deceptively easy but you've got to factor in the particular mix of bubble solution, humidity, and steadiness of hand."


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