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ta0

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Biggest Top (old "world" record)
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:30:52 AM »

Dale Oliver forwarded me this info he got from a client:

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LARGEST SPINNING TOP
A team of 25 workers from the Mizushima Plant of Kawasaki Steel Works in Okayama, Japan, created a spinning top measuring 6 ft.75 in [2m] tall and 8ft. 6.25 in diameter and weighing 793 lb. [360 kg]. They spun it for 1 hr 21 min 35 sec on November 3 1986.

That is in fact a huge top. Very impressive if it spun free.

I searched for further info on the internet and could not find anything. The same information is mentioned here as an entry on a 1998 calendar page. I guess it is not that surprising that there is not much information on the internet as web pages did not exist in 1986 . . . (how much has the world changed!)
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Re: Biggest Top (old "world" record)
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 12:47:18 PM »

I wonder how they started the top spinning............... ???
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Re: Biggest Top (old "world" record)
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 08:59:25 PM »

A rope and a motorcycle
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Re: Biggest Top (old "world" record)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 02:54:41 AM »

yes!!! jajaja
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