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British soldiers set a new world record at Wellington Barracks today in an egg-straordinary display of “Most People Dipping Egg Soldiers Simultaneously”.
More than 100 Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards and other members of the Household Division lined up to simultaneously “double dip” toast soldiers into soft-boiled eggs to take the Guinness World Records title.
The feat was part of London & Partners’ World Record London. In the past six months, London has achieved 20 world records, and generated more than 16,000 new record holders, marking the start of a spectacular summer in the capital.
Marco Frigatti, Head of Records at Guinness World Records, said: “There has been a spectacular range of records achieved in the capital as a result of World Record London and Guinness World Records has welcomed a host of new entrants to our family of record holders. Today’s latest record breaking achievement completes an officially amazing start to 2012 for London.”
All records were adjudicated by Guinness World Records – the universal authority on record-breaking achievement – and records achieved by London in 2012 include:
1. Longest marathon hugging welcoming the world to London
2. Longest curtsey relay in five minutes
3. Most entrants in an egg hunt competition
4. Largest reading lesson (multiple venues)
5. Most expensive chocolate egg sold at auction (non-jewelled)
6. Largest archaeological archive – Museum of London
7. Tallest costume to complete a marathon;
8. Fastest marathon hula-hooping;
9. Fastest marathon on stilts (just three of the 29 Guinness World Records set at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon)
10. First recorded Mr. Punch puppet show – to commemorate 350 years since Mr. Punch first appeared London’s Covent Garden
11. Most Portrayed human literary Character In Film & TV – Sherlock Holmes
12. Longest line of fanfare trumpeters
13. Oldest continually working film studio – Ealing Studios
14. Most people throwing mortar boards simultaneously – celebrating international students in London
15. Longest club DJ session relay – 100 DJs at Ministry of Sound for London based Charity OneLife
16. Largest parade of boats – as part of the Thames Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant
17. Largest treasure hunt game celebrating The Mayor’s Team London Ambassadors
18. First underground railway system – Transport for London and London Underground
19. Largest composite photograph exhibition by artist Clare Newton
20. Oldest bicycle shop – established in 1860 in Sutton, London
21. Most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously