Happy Guinness World Records Day! Today is the eighth annual event held (largely online) by the British arbiter of the Longest, Shortest, and Fastest. Today people around the globe are encouraged to attempt a wide variety of odd, impressive, and completely meaningless world records.
Here in Texas, however, people do that all the time, unprompted. In the past six weeks alone, the state has set four marks, starting with “ The world’s largest Frito pie” (above) at the State Fair on October 1. And yesterday, because it’s also “America Recycles Week,” Dallas-based AT&T announced that it had set the record for “collecting the most wireless devices in a week.”
Sure, that’s a little boring compared to older Texas records like “Most People Wearing Frog Masks” ( set at Texas Tech) or—get ready to