‘Giant Bubble Bursts Into The Record Books – “Screams of excitement followed gasps of astonishment as a giant bubble rose up and surrounded the participants before bursting in spectacular fashion.”

“When Fan Yang gets his hands of soap water and a wand, the result isn’t child’s play.
This man’s bubbles are ones for the record books.
The internationally renowned artist racked up his 18th Guinness World Record Wednesday by encapsulating 181 people in a giant 50-metre long, four-metre high soap bubble at Vancouver’s Science World.
Screams of excitement followed gasps of astonishments from the volunteers as a giant bubble wall rose up and surrounded the volunteers before bursting in spectacular fashion.”

– from ‘Giant bubble bursts into the record books’, Matt Kieltyka, Metro Vancouver, 19 Sep 2012

Participants in this stunt likely don’t consciously realize it, but Vancouver RE aficionados know why this stunt was performed in this city at this point in history.
Coincidence? We think not!
Hat-tip to Froogle Scott, for sending along the article and for whom the significance of this event was obvious.
– vreaa

8 responses to “‘Giant Bubble Bursts Into The Record Books – “Screams of excitement followed gasps of astonishment as a giant bubble rose up and surrounded the participants before bursting in spectacular fashion.”

  1. I’m speechless!
    There really is a bubble bubble going on, and Vancouver is ground zero!

  2. Also interesting to note is that the bubble was created by a person of Chinese origin … this picture is so appropriate on so many levels.

    • missing a chromosome

      sorry i must have missed that memo – carney and flaherty and all the big bank boards are chinese?

      tell us, where do you burn your crosses?

  3. envelopment of Vancouver in water membrane, breaking…symmetry.

  4. pffft! … should have gone by his stage name “ying”

  5. Speaking of RecordBooks… And ‘Bursts’ – whether Cloud or Bubble… A disturbing new portent…. “Undulatus Asperatus” [NoteToEd: No, that is not Latin or RealtorSpeak™ for an activity preceded by disrobing]….

    [UK Indeoendent] – New Cloud On The Horizon

    “A new kind of cloud may be coming to a sky near you, and could be the first fresh variety to be officially recognised since 1951. It is a dark, turbulent sort of thing, which folds oppressively over a landscape and looks as if it means trouble. For this reason, and its base of stormy-looking swirls, the world’s cloud fanciers have christened it undulatus asperatus (agitated wave).”…

    http://tinyurl.com/8qnok8o

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