Arizona Science Center shatters Guinness World Record

(Photo courtesy of Arizona Science Center)

By Robert Gundran

October 23, 2023

The science center set its first world record in May for creating the world’s largest part of scissors.

The Arizona Science Center broke a Guinness World Record for the largest object drop inertia experiment on Oct. 19.

The science center broke the record previously held by talk show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest at the Arizona State Fair.

The experiment involved dropping 250 eggs into glasses of water to see how many remained unbroken.

Ripa and Seacrest’s previous record in 2019 was 138 unbroken eggs. The Arizona Science Center broke that record with 155 unbroken eggs.

“We are elated that Arizona Science Center has broken a second Guinness World Record,” Guy Labine, president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center, said in a press release.

The science center’s first world record was for creating the world’s largest part of scissors. That record was set earlier this year in May.

“We are so thrilled to have been a part of this record-breaking attempt with Arizona Science Center,” Wanell Costello, executive director of the Arizona State Fair, said in the release. “When we were first approached with the idea, it was almost a no brainer to have the Science Center team out on our stage.”

All unbroken eggs were donated to the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope for Hunger Food Bank. Arizona Science Center officials said each egg was handled using food safety guidelines.

The Arizona Science Center is in downtown Phoenix at 600 E. Washington St.

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  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.



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