Set a Guiness World Record on Halloween; Everyone's Doing It, Even the Zombies.
Ever thought about trying to set a Guinness World Record?
People do it everyday – even on holidays. And thousands of people across the world are shattering records in celebration of the spookiest of holidays – Halloween.
"Halloween inspires some of the most creative record-attempts we see at Guinness World Records,” said Stuart Claxton, a spokesperson for Guinness World Records. “People love the idea of doing something outside the norm, and Halloween gives everyone the perfect opportunity to submit some of most extreme, creative and unique record applications we receive all year.”
Think you want to give it a try?
Here’s what you’re up against:
• On Sept. 12, 2009 some folks in Fort Worth, Texas set the “longest walk though a horror house” record by setting up the 2261.08 foot long Cutting Edge Haunted House.
• Zombies seem to be everywhere these days and in the United Kingdom, 4,026 people dressed as zombies gathered at a festival in August to set a world record for the “largest gathering of zombies.”
• Four years ago on Halloween day, 965 students in Scarborough, Ontario Canada set the record for “most people carving pumpkins simultaneously.” I bet the town of Half Moon Bay, with all their pumpkin patches, could take a stab at breaking that record.
• American Stephen Clark holds the record for “fastest time to carve one pumpkin,” by making that pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern in a record 24.03 seconds.
Think that’s impressive? Check out Clark’s other record: last Halloween he carved 50 pumpkins in Times Square in New York in one hour for a promotion for Scholastic’s "Goosebumps" book series. You guess it, he holds the “most pumpkins carved in one hour.” Have a safe and Happy Halloween. --KB
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:32)