Queen’s University Guinness World Record Broken by U.S. University

Published on: 2017/04/03 - in News

Largest Human Letter
At the start of this school year, 3,373 people gathered together on Nixon Field at Queen’s University to form the letter “Q” – celebrating the institution’s 175th anniversary and entering the Guinness Book of World Records for the ‘Largest Human Letter‘.

But that record was broken last week by the University of Tennessee, when 4,223 students, alumni and faculty formed a giant “T” on the school’s Shield-Watkins Field.

The effort was part of the NBC Today show segment ‘Rokerthon 3‘ (video below), where host Al Roker travels across the country to schools attempting to set new world records.

Before Queen’s University set its own record this past September, the previous ‘Largest Human Letter’ title was held by Dell Technologies in Round Rock, Texas,  when they formed the letter “E” (from the Dell logo) a few months earlier with 2,166 people on the baseball outfield at Dell Diamond Stadium.

Fortunately, Kingston still appears to hold at least two other Guinness World Records: Henry Banks, who made 50 elbow snatches of a die in 30 seconds on October 2013; and Jack and Donna Wright, who were recognized in 1994 for having the most cats in their home – 689! Their house (and the cats) were later featured in the Tragically Hip video “Poets”.

Rokerthon 3: University Of Tennessee Sets Record For Largest Human Letter
(record set at 3:55 mark)

Screencap: Youtube