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Purdue 'blows' past previous record holder, earns Guinness World Record title

This world record attempt is one that many covered their ears for.

Posted: Aug. 15, 2018 10:55 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- This world record attempt is one that many covered their ears for.

Purdue now holds the Guinness World Record for most people blowing train whistles simultaneously.

A Guinness World Record representative from New York witnessed the successful attempt during Boiler Gold Rush Wednesday.

The new world record had 5,527 participants. 

Freshman Jacob Bryson said he's never been a part of a Guinness World Record attempt before.

"It was cool, I mean everyone doing it all at once. It was loud, but it was a lot of fun," Bryson said. "And it's something unique we'll all be a part of now."

The previous title owner was the village of Bartlett, Illinois, with 1,659 participants. Purdue beat Bartlett's attempt by nearly 4,000 more people.

This wasn't the only world record attempt at the university today, click here  to see what record a professor now holds. 

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