A campaign is currently underway to mobilize 1500 people to meet on Saturday, Aug. 27th, 2016 at Tarkington Park, Indianapolis to attempt to break the world record for most sparklers lit simultaneously, the outcome of a public art project called 38th and Shine. The current Guinness World Record is 1070.
There will also be demonstrations from two current Guinness World Records title holders and a chance for audience members to attempt to break one of our most iconic world records.
Reviewed by Bernadette Acocella for Readers' Favorite Have you ever wanted to know the date of the earliest documented snowman? Ever wondered about which world city is the least polluted? If your curiosity spans many different topics in both the natural and man-made world, then Guinness World Records 2016 is the book for you! The pages are colorful and contain lots of short, easy to read paragraphs that are packed with interesting information. I loved how the photographs and the graphics brought the facts to life. I especially enjoyed the sections on the Earth and animals, but there is enough information in this book to keep you reading until the new edition comes out next year. Guinness World Records 2016 has something for all readers. Whatever your interests are, there are fascinating facts in this book for you. As a middle school English teacher, I always keep a copy of the most current Guinness World Records book in my classroom. My students love to read the amazing facts, look at the colorful images, and learn about things that interest them. What I like best about Guinness World Records books is that my students don’t realize that they are actually learning when they read them. Guinness World Records has evolved over the years into a pop culture staple that readers of all ages can enjoy.
ROCHESTER — Rochester will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of number of discs thrown at this same time this fall in order to promote community pride.
Ashrita Furman holds the most current Guinness World Records, with 121 titles under his belt, from setting records for juggling underwater while surrounded by sharks in a Malaysian aquarium to bouncing on a kangaroo ball on the Great Wall of China.