Oh, bring us a figgy pudding: We set a new caroling world record

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“Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer …
We won’t go until we get some, so bring some out here.”

We never did get that figgy pudding, but my son David and I enjoyed plenty of good cheer as we joined 500 other Christmas carolers last night to set a new Guinness World Record.

Before caroling world record

The event in Westport, Conn., benefited the Lily Sarah Grace Fund, which supports the arts in memory of the three little girls who died in a fire last Christmas in Stamford.

There have been larger groups singing Christmas carols before, but this new caroling world record was set when 502 people traveled “door to door” in traditional caroling.

Christmas caroling world record

I was full of nervous excitement as we rushed from house to house and sang with the boisterous crowd through the beautiful Compo Beach neighborhood. The rules in this new Guinness category required the whole crowd to make it to the next house and begin singing within five minutes of ending the previous song, which definitely added to the fun.

Bucket List Bunch caroling world record

I signed up for the event with the Bucket List Bunch, a group that organizes events to check off their bucket lists.

Set a Guinness World Record? Check!

Now I just need to bake some figgy pudding.

101 things in 1001 days Beyond 101 things: Set a Guinness World Record

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More about those Guinness World Records

Was it the skeeved-out fear I felt long ago for the man whose world’s longest fingernails spiraled out from his hands like psychopathic helixes that led to my fascination with the Guinness Book of World Records?

I can’t say for sure, but they’ve been fascinating me ever since.

A short quiz

See if you can match up the numbers to the world records.

3’8.5” Most nationalities in a Jacuzzi
17 Most people dressed as Smurfs
26 World’s tallest mohawk
2,009 Most spoons balanced on a face
2,510 World’s largest toast mosaic
9,852 Most needles inserted into head

Quiz answers

SWNS_SMURF_RECORD_030027452.jpg 2,510: Most people dressed as Smurfs (2009) Source: The Telegraph

2,009: Most needles inserted into head (2012) Source: JoeCrazy

26: Most nationalities in a Jacuzzi (2012) Source: Guinness World Records

9,852: World’s largest toast mosaic (2012) Source: Huffington Post

17: Most spoons balanced on a face (2012) Source: Heavy

3’8.5”: World’s tallest mohawk (2012) Source: CollegeHumor

How’d you do on the quiz?

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days, and writing my memoirs. I am a teacher and writer living in Connecticut.
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7 Responses to Oh, bring us a figgy pudding: We set a new caroling world record

  1. Jodi Aman says:

    I love the toast mosaic! Going to send it to my son!

  2. That is so cool!!! By that…I mean the entire post! :D

  3. Oh, WOW! That is AMAZING!! That looked like it must have been a blast! And now you’ve helped to set a world record. LOVE IT!!

  4. Heather says:

    That sounds like so much fun! Stopping by from SITS.

  5. Sounds like so much fun! Please post pics of your figgy pudding. Ha! :o)

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