Mattress stack sets new Guinness World Record
THE TALLEST stack of mattresses title goes to...Beds R Us.
An 18-strong mountain of mattresses took Beds R Us into Guinness World Record history at Park Beach Home Base on Saturday.
The new record, just shy of 4.5 metres (at 4.495 metres), surpassed the previous height of 4.16 metres set in the United States by Mattress Firm in 2012.
This means it was roughly one extra mattress that made the record breaking difference.
Beds R Us owner Andrew MacLeod said while the former record was achieved indoors, the local record attempt had an extra degree of difficulty added by the elements.
The tall pile of mattresses threatened to fall at times, as it swayed in the wind.
But under the careful scrutiny of four locally-based engineers, two acting as expert measurers and two as official witnesses, a new Guinness World Record was set.
"This day was all about having a bit of fun and engaging the community," Mr MacLeod said.
Afterwards, the mattresses, donated by Sleepyhead and Sleepmaker, were auctioned off to raise money for the Coffs Harbour Scout Group.
Scout leader Braydon Gleeson said the group was trying to raise money for the 24th Australian Jamboree taking place in January 2016.
"To get all of the Coffs Harbour scouts to the jamboree we need to raise about $30,000 and this event will help us reach that goal."
Along with the world record attempt, a climbing castle, face painting and a sausage sizzle added to the morning's festivities.