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Did you know? Events Edition18 July 2012
We come across some amazing event facts – put your feet up and have a quick chuckle over some of these..
Q. What is the longest PowerPoint presentation ever?
A. Prepared over 3 years, Rebekah Rousi hosted what is considered the longest PowerPoint ever in 2007. It went on for three and a half days!
Q. How stressful is it to be an Event Coordinator?
A. An Event Coordinator is the 6th most stressful job of 2012 after airline pilot, fire fighter and policeman. But we love it!
Q. What is the largest wedding cake ever made?
A. 6,818 tonnes (15,033lbs) while the most expensive wedding on record is Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter $55m Versailles Palace 6 day extravaganza!
Q. Where can you have a unique dining experience?
A. In the pitch dark in London at Dans Le Noir where your food tastes quite different when you can’t see it and the flavours become more intense. Or dressed completely in blue in Paris or at other locations with Les Terrasses Bleues – a secret, pop-up event where anyone subscribing to their facebook page gets a chance to be invited to a night of free drinks!!
Q. After PowerPoint fatigue what comes next?
A. PechaKucha 20 x 20. A simple presentation format, where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. First devised by a couple of architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, who thought that architects talk too much!
Now PechaKucha nights are global – anyone can present and the evenings are often held in fun spaces with a bar. ‘Thinking and drinking’ events where people can share their passion by presenting something they love.
Q. What was the largest number of people bidding to attend an Olympic event?
A. 1 million people bid to attend the men’s 100 metres final at the London Olympics 2012 for only 40,000 seats available!