[kids-lib] Lake County Library Teens Are Guinness World Record Holders!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Feb 19 11:46:01 PST 2015

Congratulations to Lake County Library's 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program for becoming the Largest Stick Bomb Guinness World Record holders-especially to teen librarian Elizabeth Christley for helping the teens make it happen!

Below is the press release. If you would like to see what Lake County Library teens did to become world record holders, look at the attached photos and watch these videos:

*         Building the stick bomb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFiYi-fdBIU

*         Detonating the stick bomb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykHH3XohGuQ

*         Cleaning-up the sticks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8k_PMGDu2E

Great work!
Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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CONTACT: Elizabeth Christley, 541-947-6019


LAKEVIEW, OR- After months of agony, the wait has ended!  Wednesday morning the Records Management Team at Guinness World Records sent an email to Lake County Libraries informing them that their application for the Largest Stick Bomb record was successful.  Participants in the 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program are now Guinness World Record Title Holders!

"It was an exciting moment to read the email," said Elizabeth Christley, the Youth Library Assistant and coordinator of the event, "and even more exciting to tell the teens.  They said I 'totally went fangirl.' It's true, I was very excited!  We all are." Upon hearing the news, some participants gathered around Christley's desk for an impromptu viewing of the video that was made to verify the attempt. They then went to guinnessworldrecords.com to see their names listed for the Largest Stick Bomb.

"It was fun to reflect on the achievement.  Everyone worked together to do something that required focus and attention to detail.  Local businesses and organizations supported us and made it possible for The Kinetic King (the inventor of the modern stick bomb) to join our attempt.  This was a group effort, a community win," said Library Director Amy Hutchinson.

A stick bomb is a kinetic experiment built by weaving craft sticks in a very precise manner so the energy is stored until "detonation" (pulling the end stick).  Detonation sets off an "explosion" of sticks.  It's a difficult device to build, fraught with opportunities for error.  Humidity and carpet fuzz can freeze the whole thing.  The attempt was the culmination of a summer full of science fun with the Lake County Libraries 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program, "Spark a Reaction."

Participants in this World Record Largest Stick Bomb were Rebecca Banks, Eduardo Botello, Sarah Bowersox, Elizabeth Christley, Tim Fort AKA the Kinetic King, Amy Hutchinson, Alora Isham, Stacie Jones, Forest Pearson, Kamaryn Schneider, Danielle Thames, Jose Villalobos, and Addie Wampler.  The stick bomb was activated on August 29, 2014 and 17,822 sticks snapped into the air beating the record of 13,274 held by Pallacanestro Vigodarzere - De Nicolao Stefano (Italy).  Video of the detonation can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6B5648Gb_o along with videos of the build and clean up.

Now the group is waiting for their official certificates to arrive in the mail.  They also wonder if they will be one of the lucky record holders chosen to be featured in the Guinness World Records 2016 Diamond Edition to be released on September 1 of this year.


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