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April 15, 2009

Can we make it into the Guinness Book?

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By Tim Barnum|Staff writer
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Posted 4/14/09

The Guinness Book of World Records is making a comeback when it comes to popularity, mostly thanks to MTV.

Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder and the star of “Rob and Big” and “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” has broken over 20 records and the “Nitro Circus” crew led by its fearless leader Travis Pastrana also own several of the records.

Now the Arenac County Media Initiative Relay For Life team, of which I am a member, is putting its focus on breaking several world records during the Relay event in July.

There’s several we’re looking at shattering – the most eggs broke on a head in a minute (this is all me baby), the fastest piggyback race over 100 meters, and the biggest custard pie fight – to name a few. However, we will need some help in achieving these records and putting Arenac County Relay For Life in the Guinness Book.

First off, we’re going to attempt to break a record for every $250 dollars raised through fundraising, so the more the county gets behind us in the fight for a cure for cancer, the better chance we have to break multiple records.

Second, we will need man power. The largest custard pie fight in the most recent book of records is 105. So if we can get 110 people or more to all make or buy a custard pie of two for the event, we should easily be able to break the record, since I’m sure there will be more than 105 people at the Relay event at one time, and I have a feeling they would like to be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records as well. Besides bakers, we are going to need some speedsters. For example, the fastest piggyback 100 meters is about 16.97 seconds. There has to be some members of the SSC track and field team that could piggyback faster than that!

Staying with the custard pie fight, I think this is going to be one of the sweetest things ever. Just imagine hundreds and hundreds of pies flying through the air and getting shoved in people’s faces. Sweet.

Third, we need people to come out to Relay For Life when it’s here. One record that I think could be easily broke is the largest egg fight at 338 participants. I don’t know if there will be that many people there at once, but if we get some people to come out and be a part of the fight against cancer then once again, I think we can make it happen.

So remember, if someone from the ACMI Relay For Life team asks you to donate, and has receipts and envelopes to prove your donation and his or her legitimacy, you could not only be funding one of the most noble causes in the world – fighting cancer, but you may also be helping us to break records.

Plus, I have been talking some major trash talk that my team will raise more funds than anyone else. So help me out!

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