Giant soap bubble squeeze sets new record

More than 100 people in Sweden's west coast set a new world record on Friday as they crowded together in a mammoth soap bubble, a stat they hope gains entry into the Guinness Book of Records.

In celebration of the community’s Soap Bubble Festival, 120 people in Stenungsund huddled together within the translucent confines of soap in an effort to set a new world record for the Amazing Feats category of the Guinness Book of Records, reports local media site NYHETERsto.

Each person within the colossal sud measured more than 125 centimetres tall.

The festival, which was held in cooperation with a local chemistry company, also invited children to compete in making the longest soap bubble, hosted a bubble show and theatre.

The bubble fun was held in tribute to the United Nations International Year of Chemistry 2011.

The original goal was to squeeze 100 people into the bubble, a number well surpassed.

Although local media reports the previous record held 50 people, the official Guinness World Record website posts that the most recent record was achieved earlier this year.

According to the site, the most people inside a soap bubble was set in April with 118 people inside a gigantic bubble.

Soap bubble artists Fan Yang, Deni Yang and Melody Yang orchestrated the feat at the Discovery Science Centre in Santa Ana, California.

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