Kissing couples earn Six Flags a new Guinness World Record
Six Flags Great Adventure helped make "kiss-tory" on Saturday.
The Jackson theme park was one of seven Six Flags locations that asked couples to pucker up under the mistletoe — 839 did and they set a Guinness World Record. The attempt at the Most Couples Kissing Under the Mistletoe record was held during Holiday in the Park, an annual winter celebration. The participants locked lips for at least 10 seconds, breaking the record previously set by Six Flags Over Georgia last year.
At the Jackson location, 350 guests — 175 couples — puckered up in front of the Big Wheel.
“Holiday in the Park is a beloved family tradition and what better way to ring in the holidays than kisses under the mistletoe,” said Tom Iven, Six Flags vice president of U.S. park operations, in a statement. “Six Flags is home to a long list of record-breaking roller coasters and now we have a brand new record to kiss and tell about.”
In addition to Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags St Louis participated in the record-setting event.
New Jersey is no stranger to Guinness World Records and attempts, according to the record-keeping organization's website.
Stephen Clark garnered a Guinness World Record for carving a ton of pumpkins in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 49 seconds at Harrah's Casino Resort in Atlantic City on October 29, 2008.
In 2013, sculptor Ed Jarrett broke the record for the tallest sandcastle for the fourth time, building Sandy Castle, a 38-foot, 2-inch tall sand structure adjacent to Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. The castle raised $50,000 for a charity that supported Superstorm Sandy victims.
New Jersey is home to Bebe, a long haired chihuahua, who holds the title of smallest dog model. She measures 6.74 inches tall and 9.5 inches long.
The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life in Whippany earned the record for most people blowing the Shofar, a musical instrument made out of a ram's horn. The record was awarded September 21, 2014 when 1,022 participates created the following sounds on their own Shofar the T’Kiyah, Sh’varim and the Tru’ah.
According to Guinness World Records, Michael Patrick Buonocore, of Raritan, survived the highest recorded blood sugar level. Michael was admitted to the hospital in March 2008, just shy of his seventh birthday, with a blood sugar level of 147.6 mmol/L (2,656 mg/dl) The normal blood sugar range is between 4.4 to 6.6 mmol/L (80-120 mg/dl), according to Guinness World Records.
He was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and his family founded a charity in his name to raise awareness and provide support for diabetic children.