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National Geographic Kids magazine is on its way to claiming two Guinness World Records! 30,914 people helped take the title for most people running 100 meters in 24 hours, on October 26, 2012. NG Kids hopes to set the title for largest of collection of shoes to recycle.
This morning, NG Kids staff emptied over 50 gigantic boxes of shoes and laid them all out heel to toe at National Geographic Society’s headquarters, and then the official count by Guinness World Records began. Guinness World Records officials will be on hand to announce the number of shoes collected at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5.
All of the used sneakers were collected from families and kids who wanted to help make a difference. However a few of those sneakers came from the likes of Taylor Swift, One Direction, Eli Manning, Danica Patrick, and Amanda Beard!
The athletic shoes will be sent to the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program which recycles shoes into Nike Grind. This is a material used in athletic surfaces like basketball courts and running tracks. The record will not be known until the shoes have been delivered to Nike for recycling.
NG Kids has set five other Guinness World Records in the past including longest line of footprints, largest collection of plush toys, longest chain of shoes, most items of clothing collected for recycling, and most people doing jumping jacks in 24 hours. We can’t wait to add two more to the list!
Please be patient while we create certificates for those of you who had 100 participants or more in running events.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, join National Geographic Kids and First Lady Michelle Obama in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks! We need more than 20,000 people to do jumping jacks to break the record. So get your friends, sports teams, afterschool groups, or even your entire school to participate!
Photograph by Sara Zeglin
We’ve collected and counted thousands of denim items! But what do over 30,000 pairs of jeans look like? We’ll be at Union Station in Washington, D.C. on August 12 at 10:30 a.m. with our eye-popping display of denim as a representative from Guinness World Records recognizes NG Kids for achieving the Largest Collection of Clothes to Recycle!
After a two-week display, the record-setting collection will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®, which recycles denim into insulation to help rebuild communities in need. Join us at this exciting event!
Union Station’s Main Hall will be the venue where more than 30,000 pairs of jeans will be on display from August 12, 2009, to August 27, 2009! Find out more about Washington, D.C.’s Union Station.
Photograph courtesy Jill Yaworski
There are only a few days to send in jeans for the Guinness World Record attempt. So far, you have sent in an amazing 23,124 denim items to our offices at National Geographic! Keep the boxes coming–we are still counting!
Jackson, 10 years old, donated 55 pairs of jeans at a Build-A-Bear Workshop® drop-off location in March and then sent in another 111 denim items.
Students from del Sol School in California donated 500 denim items by mail.
Find out how to mail them in! All denim must be received by June 30, 2009!
With only two weeks left in our Guinness World Record attempt to collect the largest amount of clothing for recycling, we have amassed an amazing pile of denim. Our latest count is 20,443!
This is more than a new record attempt–it’s also part of the COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®. project to recycle denim into insulation for homes damaged in storms.
Thanks to you and generous celebrities such as Tyler James Williams from Everybody Hates Chris, Jason Dolley, from Hatching Pete and previously in Cory in the House, and Allie Grant from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, we have collected 16,256 denim items! We are getting close to the end of the NG Kids Guinness World Record attempt to collect the most clothing for recycling! Don’t wait! All denim must be received by June 30!
Photograph courtesy Tyler James Williams
Find out how you can send in your jeans!
All the jeans will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®. and be recycled into insulation for storm-damaged homes.
See photos of the celebs with their jeans donations.
You have to break a lot of eggs to whip up the world’s largest pancake stack–about 100 eggs, in fact! In February, two chefs in Scotland created a 29.5-inch (75 cm) flapjack tower that just might beat the current record of 29.1 inches (74 cm). The grocery list of ingredients also included an incredible 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of flour and 6.6 pounds (3 kilograms) of butter.
See more crazy competition photos on National Geographic News.
Help National Geographic Kids set a world record!
Watch videos of more Guinness World Record attempts.
Photograph courtesy Danny Lawson/AP
Help us set a new Guinness World Record for the most clothing donated for recycling! Send us your old jeans or other denim clothing and come back here to find out if we’re getting close to a record.
So far, we have collected 104 pairs of jeans! Please keep them coming!
The best part about donating your too-small, paint-covered, ripped jeans is that ALL the denim will be recycled into insulation for homes that have been damaged in storms or major disasters.
So get your school, your church, your neighborhood, and your family involved!
Get all the details on mailing your hand-me-down denim to us and watch a video of the whole process to take COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®