Do you have what it takes to break a Guinness World Record? Would you slice 38 potatoes in a minute while hopping on a shovel? Walk more than 328 feet with an electric lawnmower balanced on your chin? Do 27,000 jumping jacks?
Ashrita Furman did. The 60-year-old health food store manager from New York set those Guinness records and 559 others, including the most records held at one time: 202.
Like Furman you could go it alone – put in the practice, perspiration and potential emergency room trips to get into the record book – or make it a team effort like the record holders who hold the title for accomplishing their goal with the most people simultaneously:
The key to their success? Showing up.
You too can get into the record book on Saturday, October 25, just by showing up at the World Record To End Hunger event at the ASU Band Practice Field in Tempe. Help us meet our goal of beating the record of 1,200 hunger backpacks assembled in three minutes with more than 2,000 of our closest friends. These meals will go to local classrooms and feed hundreds of students each month for our Weekend Hunger Backpack program.
You won’t need a costume that day to be a child’s Superhero. Just show up.