Pong played on skyscraper nets world record

Atari game displayed on 60,000-square-foot screen

Posted: 5:00 PM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 10:53 AM EST Nov 20, 2013
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A Philadelphia skyscraper was recently turned into a video game screen to help set a new Guinness world record.

Drexel University professor Frank Lee played a supersized version of the classic Atari video game Pong on the side of the Cira Centre last spring. The feat has now gained him new notoriety because the Guinness World Record committee has deemed it an official world record for the largest architectural video game display, The Associated Press reported.

Gaming enthusiasts from all over the U.S. gathered last April to watch hundreds of embedded LED lights shine on the building, essentially creating a 60,000-square-foot screen. The joystick used to play the game was located about a mile away.

Weirdest Guinness world records

Posted: 3:08 AM EST Dec 24, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 27, 2015

With Thursday marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," take a look at some of the weirdest world records ever set.

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Most Guinness world records are fairly standard, but others are nothing short of wacky. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Aug. 27, 1955, publication of the very first "Guinness Book of Records," click on to see our choices for some of the weirdest Guinness records ever recorded.