Georgia February 05, 2019
8 Insane & Strange World Records Held By Georgia’s Capital City
The Guinness Book of World Records holds some of the coolest and oftentimes downright weirdest records in the world. With a vast list of the record-breaking facts and achievements around the globe, some of them will have you saying “WOW!” while others may have you saying, “what in the world?” These records held by Atlantans might just having you saying the latter.
The capital city of Georgia is known for some pretty cool things, most recently being the home chosen for the 2019 Super Bowl.
However, there are other notable things that Atlanta can claim in terms of record-breaking feats.
Atlanta’s entries into the Guinness Book of World Records offer a unique look into this beautiful city, but also may be a bit of a head scratcher.
1. Largest Simultaneous Whoopee Cushion Sit
The Largest Simultaneous Whoopee Cushion Sit was achieved with 5,983 participants at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on October 6, 2005. Now where is that auto recording when you need it…
2. The Largest Biscuit / Cookie Mosaic (Flag)
The cookie version of the Israeli flag created by Congregation Beth Jacob measured 3,224 square feet and raised more than $100,000 for Israeli charities. It also looked pretty darn delicious, too.
3. Most Pancakes Made in 8 Hours by a Team
On May 9, 2009, 175 volunteers used 37 griddles to make 76,382 pancakes for nearly 20,000 people. Just a side note, this was the same team to hold the record for "Most Omelettes Made by a Team."
4. Coca-Cola’s Largest Soda Float
This gargantuan monster featured 3,000 gallons of soda poured in a 15-foot tall glass over 7,200 scoops of ice cream. The float was made by Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta on May 25, 2007.
5. Largest Cupid Shuffle Dance
To the right, to the right, to the right, to the right…On August 25, 2007, 17,000 people danced for eight minutes as a part of the Ebony Black Family Reunion Tour. This particular group was also previously known for documenting the "Largest Line Dance."
6. Most Valuable Line of Coins
This strange-but-true record was comprised of 1,724,000 quarters, which is the equivalent of a 25.9-mile line of change. It was valued at $431,000. This record was captured at the Marriott Marquis on July 25, 1992
7. Longest Video Game Marathon on Guitar Hero
Atlantan Patrick Young secured the record for "Longest Video Game Marathon on Guitar Hero," which lasted a total of 72 hours and 17 minutes. The best part about this record is that it raised money for the American Heart Association.
8. Largest Collection of Toothpaste Tubes
Alpharetta dentist, Val Kolpakov, holds the title for "Largest Collection of Toothpaste Tubes." His toothpaste collection includes over 2,000 varieties of toothpastes from around the world.
Who would’ve thought Atlanta held so many uniquely fascinating records?! Share your favorite in the comments section! Also, if you’re looking at more surprising facts about Georgia, take a look at a few of the
strangest laws that Georgia has ever held.