Children Set New Googly-Eyes World Record
In honor of Halloween, this week’s Sip of Pop brings back some childhood memories with “The Guinness Book of World Records.” Over the weekend, over 300 people gathered to set a new world record for the most people to wear googly-eyed glasses, which is perfect timing before the holiday.
The glasses, which originally date back to 1919, have been iconic Halloween staple items since their origination. A major push to the mainstream was due to its use in the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Jonathon Glatt from Private Island Entertainment, a party and costume supply company, thought it would be a fun idea to bring the idea to “The Guinness Book of World Records,” after watching the 1988 comedy. In “MSN News,” Glatt stated, “So, I was watching the movie, thought it would be a really good idea, and that’s what the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ deemed to be a great idea.”
The last world record for people wearing crazy, costume glasses dates back to 2009, when over 4,400 people wore Groucho Marx glasses in Chicago.
The event, which took place last week in Los Angeles, Calif., was created by children to raise money for charity. Private Island Entertainment sponsored the event—supplying the glasses for the kids.