In Wyoming, an attempt to break the world record for the most sparklers lit at one time failed on a technicality. Bummer.
Officials from Guinness World Records ruled that each participant was required to light his or her own sparkler during the attempt in Gillette, The Gillette News Record reports, and that technicality spoiled the try.
The attempt in August was part of the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s 50th annual convention, AP reports:
More than 1,700 people attended and 2,500 sparklers were lit. The current record is 1,713.
Basic guidelines are listed on the Guinness website, but the specific guidelines were not received prior to the attempt.
Christen Burdette of the the Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau center said Guinness officials were impressed and complimented the event organized by the bureau and the Gillette Main Street organization, but unfortunately the effort was not viable.
“It’s a bummer, but that just means we have to do it again,” Burdette said.
“[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit.”
This right here is some seriously weird data from Nielsen today, about the sorts of things Americans have been purchasing as the coronavirus outbreak, and corresponding fear, spread.
Keep on doing your part by staying inside and keeping a safe distance from one another. For those who don’t have that option for whatever reason…thank you and stay safe❤️ #FlattenTheCuve #QuaratineLife pic.twitter.com/5OiJf4MvDc — The Flippist (@TheFlippist) March 21, 2020 The Flippist presents “Social Distancing… A Flipbook,” inspired by Kirsten Lepore’s wonderful “Hi Stranger” (2017) […]
Electric bikes aren’t toys. And they aren’t a fad. In fact, more and more communities are starting to catch on that e-bikes are a lot more than an amusing gadget for the tech geek. Following a six-month study, Johnson County, Kansas, home to many Kansas City suburbs, became just the latest U.S. community to allow […]
Whether you’re living in a city that has already taken measures to reduce plastic bag use, the small silver lining of the pandemic has inspired you to make changes, or you’ve already started living a greener lifestyle, reusable produce bags are a great addition to your shopping routine. And if you’re going to invest in […]
Dealing with all the COVID-19 fallout is one of the new realities of our ever-changing world — and that isn’t likely going away anytime soon. It’s also prompted a rash of existential questions for parents. Questions like how do I protect my kids? Or how do I soothe their fears? And there’s also one of […]