Published 06 July 2017
Children’s entertainer Graeme Denton – a.k.a Marty McBubble – recently attempted to burst the record for the Largest free floating soap bubble (indoors).
“I first gained an interest in bubble making about two years ago and since then I have experimented with different bubble wands and different bubble recipes, in order to make the largest bubbles I could,” he told us in his record application.
His first step was to create a supersize wand out of two 12 ft fishing rods and a very long piece of string.
Then he mixed up a top secret bubble recipe that contained a LOT of washing up liquid.
Next, he met Professor Matthew Roughan of The University of Adelaide and asked him to help work out how to measure the size of the bubble.
The pair made huge scales that looked like giant rulers and laid them out on the floor and walls in the sports hall at Lockleys Primary School in Adelaide, Australia.
The attempt was a really big success, or 19.8 metres³ (699 ft³ 398.13 in³), to be exact.
Congratulations Marty McBubble, you are Officially Amazing!