Texans Help Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Break Guiness World Record!
Last night at the American Airlines Center, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey broke the current world record for throwing the most shaving cream pies! The current record is 684 people participating, but Ringling Bros exceeded that by 30 people with 714 people participating in the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth!
The biggest shaving cream pie fight is a new record category. The record attempt is based on the old record for the largest custard pie fight, which has since been rested due to concerns about wasting food. The largest custard pie fight record was held by Drake University, and was achieved at the Olmsted Student Center Parking lot in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 9, 2011.
Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Sara Wilcox was present at the attempt by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. “Guinness World Records is all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and everyone here tonight had an excellent time and I’m very happy to verify this record.”
Way to go Dallas, Texas!
In honor of kicking of International Clown Week, the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight on Earth also helped raise money for two local non-profits, the Funnyatrics Clown Program at Children’s Medical Center and Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns programs. Both programs operate solely on donations by the general public and corporations, and a 100% of the event proceeds will be divided between the two beneficiaries.
The Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight on Earth also celebrated the arrival of FULLY CHARGED, the exciting new circus show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey, which opens tonight at the American Airlines Center with an ALL ACCESS pre-show party at 6:30pm; the show starts at 7:30pm.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, use code MOM20 to get 20% off your ticket purchase through Ticketmaster.com.
FULLY CHARGED will continue at the American Airlines Center through August 12 and will then move on to play at the Fort Worth Convention Center from August 15-19. For more information, visit www.ringling.com.