Guinness World Record day marked by penguin suits, hula hoops

Nov. 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The ninth annual Guinness World Records Day Thursday included a record being set in London for the largest group of people dressed as penguins.

Guinness said Thursday marked dozens of high-profile world record attempts around the globe, including the record clinched by the 325 people who donned full-body penguin suits at London's Canary Wharf.

Other records confirmed included a team of 10 women in London keeping a total 264 hula hoops in motion simultaneously and Harlem Globetrotters rookie Corey "Thunder" Law sinking the world's longest basketball shot at 109 feet, 9 inches, besting a record of 104 feet, 7 inches set by former Pepperdine University player Elan Buller in 2011.

"If you've ever dreamt of getting your name in the world's most famous record book, this is your chance," said Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records. "Guinness World Records Day brings together like-minded people, whether they're hula-hoopers, sword swallowers or penguin fancy-dressers, and it's free and open to absolutely anyone. It's one thing to be amazing, but are you Officially Amazing?"

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