A Welshman spent five years creating the world’s biggest rubber band ball - then dropped it out of a plane to see if it would bounce. Tony Evans, 54, from Swansea, dropped the one-tonne record-breaking ball from a mile up over Arizona. It took 20 seconds to hit the ground and created a 4ft wide crater and a 20ft cloud of dust - but did not bounce. The ball collapsed on impact and the remains stayed firmly in the bottom of the crater, reports the Daily Record. Mr Evans, who earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records with his ball, said: “It was my pride and joy.
“People were always asking me what would happened if the ball was dropped from a great height. Would it bounce or explode? No one knew. “I’d have loved to see it bounce up into the sky. But it was an incredible sight.”
A TV show paid for the ball to be dropped out of a plane above the Mojave Desert and a skydiving cameraman filmed its descent. —Ananova
What a jackass.