This record holder profile video takes you behind-the-scenes at the unveiling of the world’s Largest ball point pen and its subsequent photoshoot in Hyderabad, India.
The enormous pen was made by Archarya Makunuri Srinivasa (India) and part of its meaningfulness comes from the fact that it was inspired by a pen his mother gave him as a young boy.
Engraved with scenes from Indian mythology, Archarya’s magnificent creation measures 5.5 m (18 ft 0.53 in) in length – about 38 times the size of a regular biro – and weighs a hefty 37.23 kg (82.08 lb 1.24 oz).
When the writing device is held upright there is fear that it will split in two – but thankfully it stays in one piece with Archarya even able to draw a smiley face.
As per the Guinness World Records guidelines, the supersized pen dispenses ink at its tip during use by the rolling action of a small metal sphere, performing just like its smaller siblings.
This record achievement was an incredibly proud moment for inventor Archarya, and his whole village turned out to witness the pen’s momentous debut demonstration.
Archarya’s huge achievement appears alongside loads of big inventions and thousands of other exciting facts and feats in the new Guinness World Records 2016 book: out now