This Chinese Artist Has Broken the Record for the Longest Wood Carving

 - Nov 23, 2013
References: dailymail & boredpanda
Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui has broken the Guinness World Record for longest wood carving after unveiling his masterpiece at the Palace Museum in Beijing.

Chunhui’s wood carving is based on the over 1,000 year old Chinese painting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival,’ which is considered to be the "Chinese Mona Lisa." The carving was made from a single tree trunk measuring over 40 feet long. It’s easy to see how this wood carving took four years of Chunhui’s life to create; the intricately detailed artwork features "boats,  bridges, buildings and over 550 individually carved people."

Other records broken on the same day include largest collection of pizza boxes and biggest gathering of people dressed as penguins; somehow I find Zheng Chunhui’s wood carving to be more impressive.