Matthew J. and Matthew S. hugged each other 10 times in 1.23 seconds.
Matt E, Daniel O, Amanda L and Justin K shared a group hug while all wearing a pair of Google Glass. The record was set at the PepsiCo Digital Summit.
The record was officiated by RecordSetter CEO Dan Rollman.
A total of 62 people from powerHouse Books joined together for a group hug during a stop on the RecordSetter book tour.
Led by Jeff Tomlinson, 32 pairs of students joined
together for a 64-person piggyback group hug.
Benjamin P. led 118 people to join together for a group hug inside an auditorium.
125 people from Up To Us Caravan and InspireWithWords formed a hug circle. They set the record at the Truth To Power activist art gallery event during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Josh B. led 21 authors in simultaneously hugging a librarian. They set the record at YA Fest at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Public Library in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The authors are Melissa Groeling, Anne Greenwood Brown, Jacqueline Kesller, Jen McConnel, K.M. Walton, Margie Gelbwasser, Amie Borst, Bethanie Borst, Molly Cochran, Radjeep Paulus, Aaron Starmer, Tiffany Schmidt, Alissa Grosso, Josh Berk, Jennifer Murgia, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Cristin Terrill, Kit Grindstaff, David Lubar, Jennifer Hubbard, Jeff Hirsch, and Kimberly Ann Miller.
Melissa Owens embarked upon a personal goal to break a hugging record.
She gave out 600 hugs during a flash mob at Portlandrsquo;s Pioneer
Owensrsquo; hugging record was the fifth URDB record to be set by
supporters of the OHSU AYA program at the Knight Cancer
DJ Blake of 103.7 WDBR gave 2,834 hugs in one hour to people at Knight’s Action Park in Springfield, Illinois.
He set the record to raise donations for Children’s Miracle Network and St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the feat here.
Marlene Reinert and Khadija Boubas gave hugs to 71 people in one hour at a mall.
This record was set as part of Toyota Prius Records, a two-day event
streamed live on the Internet. In a 48-hour period, URDB officials
adjudicated 200 Prius-related world records. This was the most records
ever documented in a 48-hour window, a world record in and of itself.
The event took place in Los Angeles, California on March 30th and 31st,
2011. See all the records set at the event here.
Led by Rob Roush, a member of Camp Revolution hugged 90 people in one minute.
Tina Jones led six people in hugging a cardboard cutout of the 11th Doctor.
Pete Moyer led 14 students at Christ Greenfield hugged a Justin Bieber cardboard cutout in one minute.
28 students from Saint Louis University hugged their school mascot, a Billiken, at the same time. They set the record on campus as part of a Mountain Dew Kickstart event. RecordSetter CEO Dan Rollman was present to adjudicate the attempt.
Two men, both named Ryan Brown, hugged each other, setting a new record
for Most People With The Same Name To Hug At Once.
Ryan Brown and Ryan Brown set the record at a World Record Appreciation
Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and
Corey Henderson were present as witnesses.
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