How many bubbles does it take to break a world record?

27 02 2009

As part of my assignments for a photojournalism class I’m taking, a friend and I have decided to explore the city – downtown, uptown, on railroad tracks and mountain trails. It’s been quite the adventure to say the least.

Our most recent photo hunt led us to self-proclaimed “bubbilustionist” Jarom Watts, who attempted to break two Guinness World records related to bubble blowing last Saturday.

"Bubbilusionist" Jarom Watts attempting to break the Gunniess World Record of longest bubble chain.

"Bubbilusionist" Jarom Watts attempting to break the Gunniess World Record of longest bubble chain.

I didn’t have a clue as to what the set up would be coming into the event but I was shocked at what should have been the most obvious – kids. The child to adult ratio was broke just about even and I should have figured a bubble blowing event would attract kids but I failed to put two and two together.

After several obnoxious children’s songs that a local band performed as an opener, he eventually broke the longest bubble chain record. He claims he can blow a bubble bigger than a size of a small car but the jury still stands on his largest bubble challenge at the event.

After photographing the show, I think it’s safe to say I’ll never want my job involving children and bubbles.

Watch the video after the jump if you want to see more about his attempt to break a world record:

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7 03 2009
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[…] Watts who attempted to break two Guinness World records (Oh you don’t? Then you should click here)? Looks like he did break the world record for world’s largest bubble. Here is part of an […]

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