Mad props to the Seattle Public Library for putting on one of the most righteously creative Summer Reading kick-off events EVAH! With the help of 27 volunteers, the Library nailed the world record for Longest Book Domino Chain with an epic 2,131 book display. You have to check this out:
Seriously. Was that not ridiculous? The chain just kept going and going! In case you were wondering, the Library notes that no books were harmed during the record slaying. All of the books used had either been withdrawn from the Library’s collection or donated, and they’re now being sold to help fund cool programs for teens and kids.
The record-collecting site RecordSetter.com certified Seattle Public’s new world record status. Record Setter is one of those sturdy, go-to sites when you’re looking to waste time and procrastinate online instead of say: doing school stuff or… writing a blog post <cough><cough>. They’re all about letting everyday people create their own world records to show that everyone can be the world’s best at something and, as such, they present a healthy hodgepodge of odd and entertaining feats (e.g. Most Phone Books Ripped in Half in Front of a Superman Statue, Most Playing Cards Fit in Mouth, Most Golf Pencils Stuffed in a Beard). Yeah, there are some freakishly talented people out there.
Record Setter recently bestowed professional party starter Andrew W.K. with the world record for Longest Drum Session Inside a Retail Store – he played the drums for 24 hours straight! Apart from breathing, I can’t imagine doing any one thing for an entire day.
So… I’m thinking we should all collectively tip our hats to the Seattle Public Library and set the world record for Largest Group of People Collectively Tipping Their Hats at One Time. Yes?
Pizza + Books = Magic (or grease stains):
Jon : Carrick