We all know about QR codes and use it from time to time to do a few online transactions or to use a feature of any gadget. But when it comes to QR codes in China, it a lot more. In China, not only can you shop with these barcodes you can rent cars or bikes and even give money to beggars using these codes! Yes, so it shouldn’t be quite surprising if they made it to the world record because of these scannable barcodes. But here’s a catch, it was not on some paper or on a computer, it was a giant one formed by humans!
On November 1, more than 2500 students formed a big square to form the bicolor structure. For the record-breaking attempt to form a 51-meter-long and 51-meter-wide figure, students took help from umbrellas — one white and other peach to form the variation and coded pattern. The attempt was filmed in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan province by students from Sias International College and a collaboration by Didi Express.
And yes, the code was successfully scanned. While scanning it, 1 million yuan bonus was received from Didi Express, which will be handed out to the students, China Daily reported. The officials of World Record certifications were present at the event and later handed out to them the record after the code was scanned.
Earlier in September, a giant QR code was created by with over 1 lakh trees in a bid to attract more tourists in a vast field outside of Xinlinshui village, located near the city of Baoding in Hebei province.