7 Guinness World Records that brought people together for bizarre and wonderful reasons

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Attempts to break world records bring humans to (very specific) extremes, and many are spectacles to behold. But the most compelling attempts often aren’t the feats accomplished by one person — they’re the ones that require huge groups.

Here are some record breaking successes that have brought many people together for bizarre and fantastic reasons.

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title=”On January 19, 2016, 6,000 participants in Siba-Lom, Philippines set the record for the largest human image of an anchor, to honour the country’s seafarers.”
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