REVIEW: Guinness World Records Officially Amazing Science Live!, Derby Assembly Rooms
Ever wondered who has the longest tongue, the biggest mouth, the most stretchy skin or the biggest nose?
Spend a night with the team presenting the show, Guinness World Records Officially Amazing Science Live!, and you’ll know it all, writes Wendy Roberts.
For the first time ever, direct from its London HQ, Guinness World Records takes to the road on a massive UK tour.
And lucky for us, Derby Assembly Rooms was one of its stops.
The new live show promises an officially amazing, record-breaking night of entertainment. And if you’re science mad, you won’t have been disappointed.
From the producers of Brainiac Live and Science Museum Live on Tour, the show takes you on a journey to reveal some of the best and worst, weirdest and unbreakable world records ever attempted.
If you love the Guinness Book of Records, you’ll love this.
We found out what happened when a bottle filled with liquid nitrogen was opened and thrown into a plastic container filled with dozens of ping-pong balls.
We watched the most enormous smoke rings being catapulted into the audience and we howled hysterically as presenters strapped themselves into office chairs to experiment just how fast they could spin round with help from co2 fire extinguishers!
A huge TV screen on stage showed us some of the best world records which have made it into print. It took us on a round the world journey, from past to present, to reveal archived film clips of some of the world’s most famous record breakers.
We also tried to break a few of our own – live on stage. But sadly, despite fantastic efforts from members of the audience, we failed on every level.
But the show was fun and for the young audience, it certainly had them enthralled.
We got to meet one of the official Guinness World Records adjudicator as he explained what goes into making a world record a viable one.
And it was fun to watch some of more bizarre world records like the incredible guy who can fit an entire cola can in his mouth, and the amazing skate-boarding dog.
I was unsure just how this stage show could be brought to life – but it’s succeeded on every level.
It was fun, energetic and provided a good few laughs. It also taught me a few scientific facts too!