We’ve been busy setting a new Guinness World Record – and helping recycle over 1,500 cans in the process...
What do you think of when you think of Guinness World Records? Fastest mile? Longest jump? How about crushing cans? Because that’s exactly what over 400 of our employees in Ireland can now add to their dinner party patter – the honour of being a can-crushing World Record holder!
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Let us set the scene… It’s 17th January 2019 at the stunning Waterfront Hall events space in Belfast, and 463
The goal? To crush as many cans as possible underfoot in 30 seconds – a brand new feat for the record books, and one being adjudicated by Guinness World Records’ official Sofia Greenacre.
In those 30 seconds, our smash-happy stompers managed to crush an estimated 1,500 cans, setting the bar pretty high for any would-be contenders in the future. Catch the action in the video below:
“I’m thrilled to be in Belfast today and succeed in our attempt to break a Guinness World Records title,” said Petre Sandru, Country Manager,
“With this great team of people,” Petre said, “I’m confident our best days are yet to come.”
Five more obscure Irish World Records
Of course, our can-crushing efforts aren’t the first slightly left-field World Record to come out of the Emerald Isle; we hold tonnes of fun, surprising, and downright weird Guinness World Records.
Here are just a few that our colleagues can now rub shoulders with...
1. Most Eurovision wins
With wins in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996, Ireland is the most successful nation in Eurovision history.
2. Largest tea consumption per capita
Between 1998 and 2000, the Irish were the world’s tea drinking champs, knocking back a staggering 1,184 cups of tea per person per year. (Oh, and if that sounds like you, have you tried Fuze Tea yet?)
3. Tallest windmill
Forget the Netherlands; at 45.7 m (150 ft) tall, St Patrick's Distillery Mill in Dublin holds the record for the world’s tallest windmill – though it now sits without its sails.
4. Most jump racing Champion Jockey titles
This honour goes to AP McCoy, who took the title of jump racing Champion Jockey 19 times during an 18 year run.
5. Largest gathering of people dressed as the Hulk
In July 2012, 574 attendees at the Muckno Mania Festival in Castleblayney donned fake muscles, green masks, and all turned into Bruce Banner’s angry alter ego at once.
So there you have it; a brand new Guinness World Record to add to a solid collection of other Irish one-offs!
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