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Bigger, Longer, Spendier

The U.A.E. attempts to add another world record to its sizable stash

Author Chris Wright

THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES has a habit of setting records, so it wasn’t the biggest surprise ever to learn that this month the Middle East country will unveil the world’s largest gate. This feat will take its place alongside the U.A.E.’s current and former world records: tallest skyscraper (2,717 feet), longest chopsticks (22 feet) and most clothespins clipped to a hand in one minute (48). Currently, the U.A.E. holds 102 records—and the number could have been higher. Rejected applications from the country, as a Guinness World Records rep recently revealed, include “smallest underwater library” and “someone who claimed to be able to sleep for three continuous days.”

*INDICATES WORLD RECORD THAT HAS SINCE BEEN BROKEN BY ANOTHER COUNTRY

 

 

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