A couple of chaps have just created the world’s largest functioning TV remote. Why? To get into the Guinness World Records, of course! Suraj Kumar Meher and Rajesh Kumar Meher, a pair of brothers from Sambalpur, India, took 68 days to create their monster, going as far as selling their motorbike to raise the necessary funds.
It measures 4.5m long and is claimed to be exactly 23.68 times bigger than the model it was based on. The remote is complete with 37 rubber keys, with Suraj saying it takes three people to move and it is strong enough to hold the weight of a 5-year-old.
Thanks to Rajesh's background in electronics engineering, the Mehers' gigantic device actually works. Now to find a telly big enough to do it justice... Nope, found one. Cheers LG. [Guinness World Records]