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
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.
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.
Alessia S. hugged 21 people in 30 seconds on her birthday. Alessia set her record during a RecordSetter LIVE! event at The Learning Village in Las Vegas, Nevada. RecordSetter Co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present to adjudicate the attempt.
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.
Tina Jones led six people in hugging a cardboard cutout of the 11th Doctor.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin P. led 118 people to join together for a group hug inside an auditorium.
A total of 62 people from powerHouse Books joined together for a group hug during a stop on the RecordSetter book tour.
Pete Moyer led 14 students at Christ Greenfield hugged a Justin Bieber cardboard cutout in one minute.
Led by Jeff Tomlinson, 32 pairs of students joined
together for a 64-person piggyback group hug.
Merel hugged 51 stuffed animals in one minute.
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