Not Quite the World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball
3398 22nd Street,
San Francisco, California
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Well I had a few people inquire about this, so, here's what I found. Apparently Samir "Sammy" Keishk owns a Pride Superette in San Francisco and along with his brother is trying to obtain the Guinness World Record for Biggest Rubber Band Ball. According to what I've heard he won't let you take pictures of it and doesn't want the size to leak out. So far it hasn't done him much good, as he has so far been unable to take the title away from the both the current holder and the previous holder.
The person who does own the title for World's Biggest Rubber Band Ball is Steve Milton of Eugene Oregon. He officially took over the title on November 21st, 2006. The ball is over four thousand pounds and has a nineteen foot circumference. It was sponsored by Office Max and took a tour of several of their stores in December 2006 and January 2007. Prior to Steve Milton, John Bain of Delaware owned the record with his rubber band ball that has a height of five feet, a circumference of 15.1 feet and a weight of over 3,120 pounds! He held the title as of the 2006 edition of the Guinness book.
As of 2007, the large rubber band ball is rumored to have been removed from the store. If anyone can provide more details on this attempt to claim the world record, pictures of the store and especially the ball itself, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
- Anonymous on 2012-01-17 said:
- This store has been sold to new owners with no ball. Theres a really nice store with deli in a building built in 1899 and the church across the store was built in 1896 and shows craftmanship which would be hard to equal in todays time all wood beautiful
- Eli of San Francisco, CA on 2007-01-07 said:
- The ball was right in the center of this tiny store, right by the front door. But it was covered with a rug and had a "no photos" sign. Then a couple years ago it was gone.
- Weird California (2006) by Greg Bishop, Joe Oesterle, Mike Marinacci, p: 161
- Northern California Curiosities (2005) by Rubin, Saul, p: 16 - 17
Last Edited: 2007-01-08