Hundreds of thousands of oil lamps illuminated the northern Indian city of Ayodhya as part of the festival of Diwali, casting a glowing light over the city Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of oil lamps illuminated the northern Indian city of Ayodhya as part of the festival of Diwali, casting a glowing light over the city Tuesday. But the lamps did not just set the scene for the annual five-day celebration, also known as the festival of light, celebrated by millions in India and around the world. They also set a world record, according to officials. The 300,150 oil lamps broke a Guinness world record when they burned simultaneously for more than five minutes and provided a stunning spectacle for thousands of city residents and visitors who took part in the lighting. The flickering lamps cast a glow on the Sarayu River, considered sacred in the Hindu religion. It took thousands of volunteers to light the lamps, called diyas, which were placed alongside the river, on steps and in city … [Read more...] about North Indian city breaks Guinness World Record with 300,150 Diwali lamps
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Early this year, the once-tiny cotton farming community tallied nearly 180,000 residents, according to the city of McKinney's annual population estimate. "We try to be a proactive fire department," Ossian said. "We thought this was a great way to train 12,000 people at one time." In order to claim the title, the minimum participation number is 11,840 people, according to Guinness World Records. A Guinness adjudicator plans to be there to confirm the attempt, Ossian said. Saveetha University in Chennai, India, holds the title for "most people to complete CPR training in 24 hours," with 28,015 participants, according to Guinness. And a group in Germany holds the record for "largest CPR training session" with 11,840 people. If Friday's attempt is successful, it will establish a Guinness record. Because the category is new, no one has ever held the title, according to Guinness."There's always the chance we won't make it, but we still had to put all our resources into it," … [Read more...] about McKinney Fire Department will attempt to set Guinness World Record in CPR training sign-ups
Proceeds from Most Couples Kissing under the Mistletoe will benefit North Texas Food Bank /EIN News/ -- DALLAS, TX, Nov. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In order to break the Guinness World Record for Most Couples Kissing Under the Mistletoe, the kids of Jingle Bell Mistletoe are calling all couples- 18 years of age or older - to purchase their tickets and be ready to pucker up. Entry for the event is $25 which includes mistletoe and a chance to be part of the record for Most Couples Kissing under the Mistletoe. The event will feature special guests including emcee Meredith Land of NBC 5, as well as entertainment by DJ Lucy Wrubel. “The Mistlecrew is really excited to launch a special event to help the Food Bank,” said Stella Wrubel, 13-year-old founder of Jingle Bell Mistletoe. “Breaking a Guinness World Record will be amazing, but what our team is most excited about is making sure that hungry kids across North Texas have the food that they need.” This … [Read more...] about Dallas Puckers Up to Kiss Hunger Goodbye While Attempting to Break a Guinness World Record
Sara Schulting-Kranz, Jesse Crandall, Shawn Cheshire and Scott Drum Sara Schulting-Kranz leads Shawn Cheshire through the Grand Canyon Fearless woman completes the trek in 24 hours and 15 minutes. GRAND CANYON, AZ, USA, October 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Paralympic cyclist and blind multi-sport athlete Shawn Cheshire is now a Guinness World Record holder. This fearless woman completed the roundtrip trail crossing of the Grand Canyon (Rim to Rim to Rim) in 24 hours and 15 minutes. While her powerful conviction lead her to believe successful completion was inevitable the multisport athlete acknowledges the difficulty of the trip. “The challenge is that because I can’t see, I need to stay 100% alert to verbal instructions during this kind of trek. I can’t coast even for a moment. I did and twisted my ankle and tumbled, injuring my knee. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad. I was able to finish,” stated Shawn Cheshire. The Rim to Rim to Rim Crossing of the … [Read more...] about Blind Paralympic Athlete Shawn Cheshire Establishes the Guinness World Record for Grand Canyon Crossing.
On a cold November day in 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, a managing director of a successful brewing company, went on a shooting party in the Irish countryside. They shot at—and missed—a flock of golden plovers, and set about debating whether or not they were the fastest game birds in Europe.Unable to settle the argument, Beaver had a brainwave. What if there was a book that could settle once and for all of these arguments about world records, which he reasoned, happened every day in Britain and Ireland's numerous pubs?A few years later, an office was set up in London to produce the first edition of such a book. And as the brewing company that Beaver managed was the giant brand Guinness, they called it, of course, The Guinness Book of Records.What started as a squabble about birds has evolved into a worldwide obsession. Now known as Guinness World Records, the 2017 edition of the book was published in 100 countries and 23 languages. It’s launched branded museums and video … [Read more...] about The Weirdest Guinness World Records