KeySpan Park morphed into a “field of tales” as close to 10,000 parents and children joined forces for a record-breaking, pre-game word journey which has ended up in the hallowed annals of the Guinness World Records, according to its organizers who are waiting for the official announcement from the United Kingdom.
The fitting homerun to International Literacy Day, presented by Early Moments Children’s Book Clubs and the Brooklyn Cyclones, had the tale-telling masses reading to their kids for a tad over three minutes to hit a grand slam and beat Guinness’s blue ribbon standard, which required that a minimum of 200 adults exercise their vocal chords in tribute to the written word.
“We had 8013 admissions that night with over a thousand children counted, so %u2013 yes %u2013 history was made,” effused a coordinator.
The Guinness World Records %u2013 formerly the Guinness Book of World Records or the Guinness Book of Records %u2013 was conceived on May 4, 1951 by Guinness Brewery Managing Editor Sir Hugh Beaver, who became involved in an argument over the fastest game bird in Europe following a shooting party in County Wexford, Ireland.
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