LaughFest organizers claim new sunglasses record
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:39:49 GMT —
There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at night.
Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting attempts for donning false mustaches, wearing chicken beaks and tossing rubber chickens.
The fourth annual festival of laughter kicked off Thursday with an effort to break the sunglasses record. Participants received official bright yellow LaughFest sunglasses.
Guinness World Records says the current mark was set in July 2012 by 1,642 people at Chicago's Wrigley Field. LaughFest spokesman Tyler Lecceadone says the group's count shows that 1,675 people wore sunglasses Thursday night.
Gilda's LaughFest runs through March 16th. It honors the memory of comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.