Saturday, August 09, 2008

262. New World's Record

The standing world record for the most people hugged by one person in a hour is 765.  Alan Baltis broke the record with 833.   This was at the Annual Gathering for American Mensa in Denver, Colorado.  I'm mentioning this here, because I was one of the people who helped him set the new record.  After receiving my hug from him and getting my hand stamped (so that no one gets counted twice), I went to the hotel lobby to send down more people.  The Guinness people are looking at the videotape of the event before declaring it a new record.

How satisfying is a hug that lasts only one-thirteenth of a second?
oh, wait,
It's thirteen per minute. Almost four seconds per hug. Hmmmm.
One potato, two potato, three potato. . .
I guess that's pretty decent.
Still, I would want about seven seconds worth.
Actually, considering the time limitations, he was a pretty good hugger.


What is pink? A rose is pink

By the fountain's brink.


What is red? A poppy's red

In its barley bed.


What is blue? The sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'.


What is white? A swan is white

Sailing in the light.


What is yellow? Pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.


What is green? The grass is green,

With small flowers between.


What is violet? Clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.


What is orange? Why, an orange,

Just an orange!

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