Purdue needs your help to break Guinness World Records

Purdue University is hoping to break two world records this summer, and they need your help to accomplish it.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2018 11:22 AM
Updated: Jun. 28, 2018 11:22 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Have you ever wanted to be a part of breaking a Guinness World Record? Purdue University is hoping to break a few this summer, and they need your help to accomplish it.

More than 7,000 incoming students from Purdue's Boiler Gold Rush orientation program will attempt to break the largest recorded human letter and the most people blowing train whistles simultaneously. The University of California Berkeley currently holds the title for largest recorded human letter with 7,194 participants. The record for most people blowing train whistles simultaneously is currently held by the Village of Bartlett in Illinois with 1,569 participants.

Guinness requires one observer per 50 participants who are not Purdue students or employees. That's why organizers need 200 community volunteers. All who participate will receive a free T-shirt, lunch, and refreshments.

To be a volunteer, you need to be available August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will need to attend a training session the week before.

Those interested in participating must fill out the volunteer form and select which training session they will attend. Volunteers must complete the training to qualify. The signup form closes on July 13.

• Noon to 2 p.m. July 30, 2018

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2018

• 8:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 2018

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