30 Mayıs 2017 Salı
1,453 Dump Trucks Parade for Record
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(HaberTürk Newspaper, 30 May 2017)
Let's see the North Koreans top this!
In commemoration of the 564th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest
of Istanbul in 1453, the contractor building the third Istanbul airport
organized a 1,453 dump truck parade (!) to break the Guinness world
record for the "Longest Truck Parade".
The CEO of İGA Airport Construction Yusuf Akçayoğlu explained
the details of the record-breaking event, which was held on the new
airport's number 1 runway, as follows: "Preparations took two months.
We started with a computer simulation because any hiccup in the flow
of the trucks would foil our effort. We even had a special radio frequency
for the drivers to monitor. We had mostly Turkish drivers, but Pakistanis
and Vietnamese ones, too."
Our motto: "Killing Time Productively!"
The previous record of 416 trucks was set in Holland in 2004. Guinness
record-keeper Prof. Dr. Orhan Kuran and other officials were on hand
to document the momentous event.
The new 3rd Istanbul Airport is under construction, upper left.