A search of the word “Connecticut” yields 29 results on the Guinness World Records website – a pretty impressive amount! Here is a sampling of 10 of the coolest, most innovative and impressive records set in the state or by its residents.
Six calves were successfully cloned from skin cells from a bull’s ear on 6 Jan 2000. Xiangzhong Yang, at the University of Connecticut, and scientists from the Kagoshima Prefectural Cattle Breeding Development Institute, Japan were responsible for the accomplishment.
Brothers, Angelo A. & Ettore Rossetti achieved the longest tennis volley rally with 30,576 volleys at the Weston Raquet Club in Weston, Connecticut on August 8, 2015.
Residents of Benchmark Senior Living in Ridgefield, CT created the world’s longest friendship bracelet on August 3, 2016 to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. The bracelet measures 2,166 ft 11.16 in and symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and of their caregivers.
Chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut created and displayed the world’s largest wedding cake – weighing in at 15,032 lb – at their New England bridal showcase on February 8, 2004.
A red 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racer owned by the Greenwich, Connecticut-based collector Paul Pappalardo, was sold to a private buyer for $52 million in October 2013.
The world’s first nuclear-powered submarine was the USS Nautilus, launched at Groton, Connecticut on January 21, 1954. In 1986 she was put on display at the Submarine Force Museum at Groton, Connecticut, where she remains today.
1,610 slot machines at Mohegan Sun in Montville, Connecticut simultaneously ran the same game on April 27, 2013.
1,000 menorahs were lit by NCSY in Stamford, Connecticut on December 8, 2013 creating a magical holiday display.
Deepika Ravichandran at the University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford scored the fastest time to complete the Guinness World Record Hasbro puzzle a4 13 min 7 seconds on June 9, 2014.
On August 8, 2016 Alex Tan, better known by his gamer name “PangaeaPanga” finished the SNES 1990 classic Super Mario World in 15 minutes 59 seconds while completely blindfolded.
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