Largest Flag World Record Broken in Romania

The inhabitants of a small Romanian village have combined to make what the Guinness World Records are claiming is the largest flag ever.

Around 200 people from Clinceni, which is 22 miles southeast of the capital Bucharest, helped to create the flag that measured at 1,145ft by 744ft and apparently weighed five tonnes. It was then spread out across seven acres of a Bucharest airfield, whilst being broadcast live on national TV.

The masses began work on the enormous flag around two months ago, and it took hundreds of hours of combined work to complete. The project was headed by Adrian Dragomir, the manager of Flags Factory, and it has been reported that 44 miles of thread was needed to complete the piece.

The Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, as well as various other Romanian politicians then attended the event, which saw a military brass band play as the unfurling was completed. The previous record was held by Lebanon.

Jack Brockbank, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, measured the flag before announcing to the gathered congregation, “It gives me great pleasure to recognize a new Guinness World Record title! Congratulations Romania!”

Windy conditions threatened to ruin the ceremony, and small sandbags were needed to hold down the huge creation.

It’s been a good week for Guinness World Record breakers after Clinton Shepherd rode a Ferris wheel for more than two days and set a new world record time of being on the ride of, 48 hours, eight minutes, and 25 seconds. After completing the ordeal, Shepherd stated that it had been “an overwhelming experience.”

Over the last few months there have been several other crazy world records broken, which has included a man playing Qbert for 85 straight hours and a 58-hour kiss that was set by a Thai couple.

What do you think of the Romanian flag?

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