Guinness Book of World Record Broken in Buffalo Last Night
I say this all the time that Western New York is in good hands with the next generation. I am sure a lot of you are saying "the young kids just don't want to work anymore" or "they want to get paid unreasonable salaries". I would usually agree with you, but there are some really good kids out there that are here to change the world and make it a better place.
Well, to prove that a new world record was set right here in Buffalo this week. The world record for "Longest Basketball Game" has been officially been broken and Guinness was here to mark the moment in history. For years, there was a group of athletes in Western New York that played a baseball game to honor their friend who passed away to suicide. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars and they decided what they wanted to do with the money. All of the funds that were raised during their game will go to local mental health resources in our area.
New World Record
A Guinness World Record
Longest Basketball Game
5 Days, 7 Minutes, and 1 Second
They started the game on August 6th and it went through August 11 with absolutely no stops. The Guinness Book of World Records was in town to present the plaque and to officiate the record-breaking event.
Buffalo has a few world records on hand. When you see the list you will chuckle at the bizarre records that include booze and food. Take a look at them here.