Broken Record

Students of Serrano Intermediate School during their record breaking attempt.

One of my favorite Bill Murray films is Groundhog Day. In that movie, Bill Murray plays Phil, a weatherman who lives the same day, Groundhog Day, again and again and again. I’m starting to feel a bit like that character in relation to one of my blog topics.

Some time ago, I wrote about St. Anne’s School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania setting the record for the World’s Longest Ice Cream Dessert. The creation was 150-feet long and beat the old record of 130-feet, 6 inches.

Then there was the attempt by the Briarwood Day Camp in Buckingham, Pennsylvania to break the record with their sundae coming in at 314.5 feet.

The recent record set by Webster University students.

It doesn’t appear that record was verified because the students of Webster University in Missouri recently laid claim to the longest ice cream dessert. On April 11, they built their record-breaking 200.3 foot sundae. I’ve never been very good at math, but I think 314.5 feet is longer than 200.3 feet. Again, I’m guessing Guinness found something a bit off with Briarwood’s attempt.

Well, here we go again. A full month didn’t go by before another group in Lake Forest, California, set out to break the record. On Sunday, April 29, students from Serrano Intermediate School and others gathered to make their mark. Fifty gallons of ice cream later (along with chocolate topping, sprinkles, whipped cream, etc., etc.), the group looks to have set a new record with a sundae measuring 222 feet and 9 3/4 inches. They are awaiting verification by Guinness.

I wish the students luck. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that I may be following one or two additional attempts this summer.

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