Kiwis Rock: Largest Ball of Tape



“Two young Kiwis have put New Zealand on the world map by gaining a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest tape ball. The record tape ball weighs a staggering 53kgs and has a circumference of more than 2.5 metres.”

Even though “Mr. Tape Ball” weighs about 117 pounds, he won’t sit in a car seat and won’t “buckle-up.” Mr. TB has an attitude that I don’t like. Mr. TB doesn’t rock. He rolls, and if I had to stop suddenly, I wouldn’t want his 117 pounds of attitude jamming my temporal, parietal and occipital lobes out through my nose. In other words, don’t expect a ride from me, Mr. TB. I’ll give you a push in a downhill direction, but that’s it.

[Good God. I’ve lost it. I’m talking to a ball of Kiwi tape that I met on the internet, in the back seat of a car that I don’t own.]


The only American entry, from Kent State University, weighed a mere 28 kegs, but was captured on camera as well:


[Top image from Scoop, via here, via GrowaBrain. Bottom image from experience.]

7 Responses to “Kiwis Rock: Largest Ball of Tape”

  1. Finicky Penguin Says:

    You know what’d be awesome? If the tape ball surrounded a giant steak. 😆

  2. Flashes and Thunder » Scathing potshot for Kent State Says:

    […] Ouch. […]

  3. Dave Says:

    No offense taken, I thought it was funny. But I figure some of my Kent neighbors and our readers would agree with the assessment in a not-so-joking way. Students are still the lightning rods for trouble around here, imagined and otherwise.

  4. victor harris Says:

    im doing the new world record now

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    victor– Is it a record for tape balls or kegs? Let us know and we’ll toss up a breaking news post in your honor. =)

  6. Jeremy Says:

    Hi You’re going to want to see this, this is the Largest Ball of tape that my Co-Worker has Been Working on. make sure you come see this.

  7. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Jeremy– Your comment ended up in the spaminator because there was no verifiable link, so I edited it out of your comment. Hope you understand.

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