Indians are interesting people. They have always had a passion to create unusual things. This time it’s the world’s largest ball point pen.
The Guinness World Record for making the enormous pen belongs to Archarya Makunuri Srinivasa. Here we take you to behind-the-scenes to when this colossal pen was unveiled in Hyderabad.
Michael Whitty, Picture Editor and Ranald Mackechnie, Photographer for Guinness World Records visited Hyderabad to shoot the world’s largest ball point pen. Apart from the Guinness team, the great unveiling was graced by some politicians of the city, numerologists and all the villagers.
Have a look at the video of the grand show
Archarya’s friends and family members revealed that he wanted to do something unique from childhood. Archarya himself said that the inspiration to create this pen came from the incidences when his mother used to give him a new pen. Every time, he thought that he will create a memorable pen some day.
The 5.5 m long pen is made up of brass and weighs 37.23 kg. Impressions of 9 types of dances are embedded on the pen, along with a number of world musical systems. It tip dispenses ink using rolling action of a small metal ball, just like its smaller versions do.
When the pen is held upright, it is feared that it might split into two since its size is quite humongous. However, Archarya Ji successfully managed to draw a smiling face using the pen.