Dr Bunhead in Pyromania

Submitted by edg on Tue, 22 Mar '11 5.10pm
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The inimitable Dr Bunhead gets the Edinburgh International Science Festival off with a bang and a World Record attempt.

Bunhead hopes to create the world’s longest glow in the dark necklace with the help of the audience at his Festival-opening show. The mad scientist already holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of potatoes fired from a spud cannon in 3 minutes.

He now intends to involve 100 members of the Usher Hall audience in stringing over 300 metres (1,000 feet) of specially created tubing filled with luminescent liquid into one giant necklace. The record will be adjudicated by official Guinness World Record Staff.

Dr Bunhead, aka Tom Pringle said “This is my biggest live experiment ever. Just filling up all 1000 feet of tubing will take several hours before the show has even started. But I can’t do it without the audience’s help. If we succeed, then every person who joins in will be part of setting this new Guinness World Record. So come along to the Usher Hall on Saturday 9 April for a chance to be a record breaker and also receive lots of glow in the dark freebies from our sponsor, The Glow Company.”

The world record attempt is part of his fire-blazing show, for over-sevens, celebrating the International Year of Chemistry.

Tickets are £9 / £6 from the EISF