Some world records

 ’Tis the Season to set world records for Christmas trees and lights. The largest human Christmas tree record was set in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, with  2,945 people gathering to form the tree. (The previous record was set in Argentina with 1,982 people.)

 

A world record has been recently set by the Gay family in New York, USA, for the “most lights on a residential property.” The family put up 601,736 lights to decorate their home for Christmas. That’s over half a million lights! The Gay family stole the record from the Richards family in Canberra, the capital of Australia, who had set the record last year with 502,165 lights. Well, in 2012, the Gay family had held this record, and the year before that, in 2011, the Richards family had held this record. So which family is going to set this record next year? :-)

Don’t feel too bad for the Richards family as they recently set another record the “largest image made of LED lights” with 1,194,380 lights (image).

You can watch a video of the Gay family’s home here.

Did you know?

Kids can program the lighting on a Christmas tree in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, by going to Google’s program Made with Code.

Image Credits: http://www.presidencia.gob.hn/ for human Christmas tree image, http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ for the lights image
Sources: http://www.presidencia.gob.hn/, http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/