9 Craziest Mass-Participation World Records
-- World record for biggest Coke-Mentos Explosion
About 1,500 students participated in a Mentos/Diet Coke demonstration in
Leuven, Belgium. Each wore a blue poncho and added Mentos mints to a
bottle of Diet Coke for a simultaneous explosion! A new world record was
-- World record for largest number of people dressed as Smurfs
The city of Swansea was turned blue as a group of 2,510 people, the
majority of whom were students from the local university, crammed into
the Oceana nightclub to almost double the previous record.The event was
organized by UK fancy dress costume seller Jokers' Masquerade and was
not verified until every “Smurf” was checked to make sure no natural
skin was showing.
-- World record for the largest mass arm wrestling contest
Over 200 people in London wrestled their way in to the Guinness World
Record book for the largest mass arm wrestling contest.
Dr Robyn Wheldon-Williams and his scientists successfully attempted the
World record for the largest number of people enclosed in a bubble: 59
children, all over 5 foot at Venue Cymru, North Wales, UK. The bubble
was made using a mixture of warm water, washing up liquid, glycerol and
a secret ingredient.
-- World record for the largest mattress dominoes
This new unique world record for the largest mattress dominoes is still on
the cards after staff at a furniture warehouse made a video of
themselves playing mattress dominoes. The game sees dominoes
substituted with mattresses and the addition of some willing participants.
Staff at Bensons for Beds in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, set up a
whopping 41 mattresses across their warehouse, with a person standing
behind each one. The van doors close and the newly assembled bed and
its occupants are driven off.
Julie Flitter, administration manager at Tewkesbury Home Distribution
Centre contacted the Guinness Book of Records, and there was no official
world record as yet - so they submitted details of their attempt and are
just awaiting confirmation that they've set it.
-- Worl record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo
At New Brunswick, N.J. 1,052 Rutgers students dressed (in red and white
shirts and caps) as Waldo from the children's book series “Where's
Waldo?” broke the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as
Waldo. The group was almost twice the size of the crowd of 577 that
previously held the record.
-- World record for the largest bride parade
Dozens of women sporting full bridal regalia took part in a parade in
Bucharest, to promote the institution of marriage in Romanian society-
setting a new world record category for the Largest Bride Parade.
Organizers of the "Bride Parade" said they intend to promote marriage as
a way of maintaining traditional family values in this Orthodox country.
The atmosphere was celebratory as dozens of women dressed in various
white dresses, veils and tiaras marched to the sounds of trumpeters
playing wedding songs. Around 100 brides took part in the event.
Here is a nice way of scaring a man with commitment issues.
-- World record for the largest gathering of Santa Clauses
Despite cold weather and drizzling rain, over 14,200 people dressed as
Santa Clauses paraded in Portugal's city of Porto, raising money for
charity and setting the world record for the Largest Gathering Of Santa
Clauses. Every Santa, or Pai Natal (Father Christmas) as he is known in
Portugal, who took part in the parade donated 1 euro to buy presents for
the needy children in Porto, Portugal's second-largest city.
-- World record for the Largest Gathering of ABBA Impersonators
Over 150 ABBA fans from across Europe dusted off their flares, and sang
their way through a rousing rendition of Waterloo in London's Leicester
Square-setting the world record for the Largest Gathering of ABBA
Impersonators during an event organized by Betfair.