World Bubble Records

Most People in a Bubble:

On March 27, 2006, Sam Heath -- known as "Sam Sam the Bubble Man" -- set the Guinness World Record for most people inside a single bubble when he enclosed 19 boys and girls over 5 feet tall inside a giant bubble at Chessington World of Adventures outside London in Surrey, UK. He used a 152 cm circular wooden platform for the children to stand on, surrounded by a 25cm gap to hold the bubble solution.You can see articles about the event here and here.

Largest Free-Floating Soap Bubble:

On October 9, 2005, John Erck of XTREME Bubbles blew the Guinness World Record largest free-floating soap bubble, 105.4 cubic feet (2.98 cubic meters) in size. If the bubble were filled with water, it would hold 788 gallons and weigh 3.2 tons. To give you another idea of its size, 13,627 baseballs would fit inside of it. You can see the record here.

Most People Simultaneously Blowing Bubbles:

On May 16, 1999, prior to West Ham United F.C.'s home Premier League soccer fixture against Middlesbrough F.C. at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London, a total of 23,680 people in the stadium blew bubbles for a minute. Read about it at the Guinness World Records website. [Previous record holder was the University of Guelph with 2,000 people in 1999. See info here.]


Largest Bubble Wall:

Fan Yang of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada created a 156-foot-long and 13-foot-high, bubble wall on August 11, 1997, at the Kingdome Pavilion in Seattle, Washington. The 4,000 square feet of bubble stayed up for 5 to 10 seconds. Read about it at the Guinness World Records website.

Bubble wall

Biggest Bubble :

The biggest bubble ever blown, according to the Funrise Gazillion Bubbles website, was 50 feet by 2 feet in diameter. David Stein of New York holds the Guiness World Record for the enormous bubble he created in 1988.

Most Bubbles Blown with a Tarantula in the Mouth:

Ray Macaraeg of San Jose, California, blew 119 soap bubbles from a standard child's soap bubble container in 30 seconds on September 5, 2001, on the set of L'Émission des Records, Paris, France, while having a live tarantula in his mouth. Read about it at the Guinness World Records website.

Ray Macaraeg

Longest bubble:

Alan McKay of Wellington, New Zealand, created a 105-foot-long bubble on August 9, 1996. He used a bubble wand, dishwashing liquid, glycerine, and water. Source: Guinness World Records 2000: Millenium Edition.

Alan McKay's bubble

Multi-story soap bubble dome:

Fan Yang also set the world record for the most soap bubble domes created inside one another. He managed a total of 12 domes at the studios of Guinness World Records, Helsinki, Finland, on October 20, 2001. Read more about it at the Guinness World Records website.

Fan Yang
Bubble Week

March 20 to 26, 2008, is "National Bubble Week," the week for kids of all ages to celebrate the fun and enchantment of bubbles.

Click here to get more information about Bubble Week events and e-cards.

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last updated: 04/28/2008