UPDATED – 10/24/19 – WGMD contacted Guinness World Records for the numbers for Delaware State University’s record breaking attempts last weekend. It has been confirmed that both records were set – one broken and one set for the first time! Rachel Gluck at Guinness World Records North America tells WGMD:
“The most people waving foam fingers simultaneously is 1,709 and was achieved by Delaware State University (USA) in Dover, Delaware, USA on 19 October 2019.
- I can confirm the previous record:
- The most people waving foam fingers simultaneously is 1,512 and was achieved by Spifox (UK) in Edinburgh, UK, on 19 December 2018.
The most people buzzing simultaneously is 1,661 and was achieved by Delaware State University (USA) in Dover, Delaware, USA on 19 October 2019.
- I can confirm there is no previous record-holder.”
UPDATED – 10/20/19 6am – According to the DSU Facebook page – they did break two Guinness World Records Saturday during their Open House. They broke the record for the number of people waving foam fingers simultaneously – the previous record was set last December in Edinburgh in the U-K at 1512. The second record that DSU broke was the most people buzzing simultaneously. They may have actually set that for the first time as no previous record for that was found in Guinness’s records. (video courtesy DSU’s Facebook page)
During Delaware State University’s annual Fall Open House, Family, Youth & Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 the institution will strive to make its mark in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.
The University will engage administrators, faculty, staff, students, as well as visiting youths and their families in an attempt to break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for ‘Most people waving foam fingers simultaneously’ and ‘Most people buzzing simultaneously.’
The official attempt to break the records will take place on the Pedestrian Mall area outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center. The University will begin gathering the participants in that area at 10 a.m. with the attempt at the Guinness record to take place at 10:30 a.m.
The attempt to break into the record book will be just one of a number of events to show prospective students and their families the all-encompassing Hornet Spirit as well as all that Delaware State University has to offer as a prominent state institution of higher education and the only Historically Black University in the First State.
Attendees will be able to learn about Del State’s admission process, financial aid possibilities, and explore the diverse array of academic offerings, student organizations and study-abroad opportunities. The University’s deans, department chairpersons and world-class faculty members will be hand to share information about specific academic programs. The day will culminate with the 2 p.m. Merrimack University vs. Del State football game at Alumni Stadium.