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Purdue students attempt two world records; need volunteers

Purdue University is hoping to be in the Guiness Book of World Records this summer. And they need your help to do it.

Posted: Jun 28, 2018 6:23 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — Purdue University is hoping to be in the Guiness Book of World Records this summer. And they need your help to do it.


More than 7,000 students from the Boiler Gold Rush orientation program will attempt to break two records. The largest recorded human letter...and the most people blowing train whistles. Organizers need around 200 community volunteers to help organize students during the attempts.

Organizer Todd Braverman said breaking the records is a unique way to show school pride... especially as Purdue expects its largest freshman class this fall.

"10 years down the line when you meet a Purdue alumni that's right around the same age as you, you'll be able to connect on this world record event . You'll have that similarity and that commonality," Braverman said.

The world record attempts will align with the university's 150th anniversary celebration. Volunteers must be available Wednesday, August 15th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

You can sign to volunteer up by clicking here.

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