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Taiwan wins Guinness World Record for biggest face mask

Gargantuan mask 50 times larger than normal

  2020
Cheerleaders pose with world's largest face mask in Changhua County on March 25. (Facebook, Chen Mei-tsi photo). 

Cheerleaders pose with world's largest face mask in Changhua County on March 25. (Facebook, Chen Mei-tsi photo). 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gigantic Taiwanese-made medical grade face mask has been officially dubbed the largest of its kind by the Guinness World Records 2022.

Created by Motex Healthcare Corp. (華新醫材公司), the mask is 8.3 meters long and 4.79 m wide. It was unveiled on Friday (March 25) at an event outside the company’s tourism factory in Changhua County, per a CNA report.

To make the mammoth mask, Motex blew up the scale to 50 times larger than the human-sized version. Motex CEO Cheng Yung-chu (鄭永柱) believes the spectacle shows off Taiwan’s manufacturing strengths and said he hopes the mask will become a highlight at the factory and attract new visitors to the site.

Although the Guinness World Records certified the mask as the largest in the world on Jan. 13, Motex revealed it had been planning to build the record-smashing mask as early as 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out.