Saturday, November 24, 2007

Twister attempt way off

I missed this a couple of weeks ago, from Canada ....

They came. They saw. They twisted. The Breakfast Television crew gathered bright and early at the Rogers Centre to try and break a Guinness Book of World Records mark for the most people playing Twister at one time.

More than 2,000 people showed up to try and "Bend It Like Frankish". Twister game pads dotted the field at the sports stadium, with everyone bending over backwards to shatter the record.

Age didn't seem to be a factor. There were the very young - who may barely know what Twister is; the middle aged - who grew up with the game in the 60s.; and the slightly older folks - who don't fold over as well as they used to but gave it the old college try. Throw in a few fitness buff and the odd contortionist and you had a recipe for record breaking.

Did they twist the old Twister mark? "Unfortunately, we have sad news," host Kevin Frankish intoned at the end of the morning. "We did not quite make the record here." They needed 4,161 to shatter the previous milestone. They had just over 2,000.

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