Guinness World Records 2015 - page 21

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Hindu pilgrimage:
Kumbh Mela festival
MOST PEOPLE...
On the same drum
Queen’s “We Will Rock You”
was an anthemic choice for
263 people playing a drum
measuring 10 m (32 ft 9 in)
in diameter and 1.6 m (5 ft
2 in) high. Organized by
PLAY (POL), the event
took place at Przystanek
Woodstock in Kostrzyn
nad Odra, Poland,
on 2 Aug 2013.
Singing a national
anthem simultaneously
A total of 121,653 employees
from the Sahara India
Pariwar company sang
India’s national anthem
in Lucknow, India, on
6 May 2013.
Largest gathering of zombies
A brain-munching 9,592 members of the walking
dead did the New Jersey Zombie Walk in Asbury
Park, New Jersey, USA, on 5 Oct 2013. They
shuffled their way to regaining the record from
the Zombie Pub Crawl of Minneapolis, USA.
Most people
twerking
On 25 Sep 2013, GWR
adjudicator Charlie
Weisman witnessed
358 people twerking
simultaneously in New
York City, USA. The
event was organized
by hip-hop artist Big
Freedia (USA).
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LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED...
Category
People Organizer/Event
Location
Date
as Mohandas
Gandhi
2,955 Sowdambikaa
Group of Schools
Tiruchirappalli, India 11 Oct 2013
with false
moustaches
2,268 City of Fairfield & Fairfield
RAGBRAI Committee
Fairfield, Iowa, USA 26 Jul 2013
as witches
1,607 La Bruixa d’Or
Sort, Lleida, Spain 16 Nov 2013
as
Star Trek
characters
1,063 Media 10 Ltd
ExCeL, London, UK 20 Oct 2012
as Saint Patrick
882 Saint Brigid’s
National School
Castleknock, Dublin,
Ireland
14 Mar 2013
as fairies
871 St Giles Hospice
Lichfield,
Staffordshire, UK
22 Jun 2013
as Superman
867 Escapade, Kendal Calling Lowther Deer Park,
Cumbria, UK
27 Jul 2013
in one-piece
pyjamas (onesies)
752 Henry Allen Onesie
Angels
StadiumMK,
Milton Keynes, UK
2 Nov 2013
as nurses
691 Dubai Health Authority Dubai, UAE
24 Jan 2014
as trees
516 O´srodek Kultury Le´snej
w Gołuchówie
Gołuchów, Poland 30 Sep 2013
as cows
470 Chick-fil-A
George Mason
University, Virginia,
USA
2 Jul 2013
as monks
463 Ardfert Central National
School
Ardfert, County
Kerry, Ireland
11 May 2013
in Disney
costumes
361 Walsgrave Church of
England Primary School
Coventry, UK
12 Jul 2013
Carolling
The Waukesha Downtown
Business Association (USA)
cajoled 1,822 carol singers in
Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA,
on 22 Nov 2013.
On a single bed
Leaving no room to roll over,
54 people were crammed
on a single bed by Xilinmen
Furniture in Beijing, China,
on 7 Sep 2013.
Blowing bubble gum
bubbles
Lester B Pearson Public
School in Aurora, Canada,
organized 544 people to
simultaneously blow gum
bubbles on 6 Jun 2013.
Blowing up balloons
A different kind of blowing
saw Bayer Yakuhin (JPN)
organize 2,639 simultaneous
balloon inflations on 14 Jan
2014, in Osaka, Japan.
Painting buildings at once
On 18 May 2013, Slovenian
paint manufacturer Helios
put 1,272 painters to work
across nine
venues.
Between 80 and 100 million people attended the 55-day
Kumbh Mela festival, which began in Allahabad, India, in
Jan 2013. A Hindu pilgrimage to bathe in a sacred river
is usually held every three years in one of four cities,
but 2013 was a special version, the Maha Kumbh Mela,
which occurs every 144 years. The city prepared for the
onslaught – more than the entire population of the UK –
with 14 temporary hospitals, 243 doctors on call, around
30,000 police and security staff on duty and 40,000
toilets. The cost was approximately 11.5 bn rupees
(£129 m), but it was hoped that the festival would earn
as much as 120 bn rupees (£1.3 bn).
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And finally...
Most people shaking
cocktails simultaneously:
1,710, Diageo (UK), 18 Sep
2013
Most p ople popping
party poppers:
743,
Grey Court School (UK),
17 Jul 2013
Longest high-five chain:
695 people, St Francis of
Assisi Primary School and
Calwell High School (both
AUS), 27 Sep 2013
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