Pushing the limits of both blood circulation and neck strength, Opus
Moreschi tied a whopping 97 neckties around his neck at once, a new
universal record. The ties, which featured everything from cartoon
characters to corporate logos, weighed a combined total of 7.4 pounds.
Moreschi’s daring feat was performed on February 11, 2009 at a World
Record Appreciation Society event at Pianos, a New York City bar.
His face turned slightly purple as he set the record, forcing witnesses
Corey Henderson and Kate Sullivan to periodically check his pulse.
The Austrian National Tourist Office selected a group of 34 men and women to be Austria Dirndl Ambassadors and show off traditional Austrian dress. The group performed a swing dance routine during the Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City. See more photos here. Read more about the feat here.