The Ultimate Bouncy Toy?

We can think of better ways to spend your spare time over 32 years: writing a novel, bringing up a child or two – or, maybe, creating a cure for disease.

However, this man’s hobby has a little more bounce – creating a giant rubber band ball. Reddit user Zack Hample, a 35-year-old sports writer, posted a picture of his masterpiece (alongside a laptop and two bunches of bananas for scale) with the caption: ’32 years in the making. Started with just one and, yes, it would bounce if I could lift it.’ According to Zack, the ball weighs the same as two, slightly smaller than average, people – around 114kg (253lbs) – and he’s spent around $1,500 (£920) building it. We’re sorry to say Zack’s is not the world’s largest rubber band ball. That title was claimed by Joel Waul in 2008, according to Guinness World Records.

Mr Waul’s ball weighs more than 9,000lbs, is seven feet tall and is made up of 700,000 rubber bands. It is now owned by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum.

Watch here: World-Record Rubber Band Ball – YouTube

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