What Crazy World Records Does Iowa Have
Go anywhere in the United States of America and say you're from Iowa the first thing your hear is "Oh the corn state" or "Go Hawks". Don't get us wrong, were proud of BOTH but there's way more to this mid-western state than corn and sports!
Iowa just so happens to have some of the most beautiful country in the world full of lakes, rivers and streams. Iowans work hard and play hard. We could go on and on about the pride we have for our home state. In fact, did you know that Iowa holds some World Records?
Here's a list of Iowa's World Record accomplishments.
1. Largest Hokey Pokey Dance - The largest Hokey Pokey dance was 7,384 participants, and was organised by FRY Fest in Coralville, Iowa, on 3 September 2010.
The attempt was organized by Sara Beck of Cedar Rapids in honor of her mother, Carmella Gallagher, who passed away in 2003. Carmella loved to dance and it was a dream of hers to be in Guinness World Records.
The record attempt took place at FRY Fest, an annual festival celebrating all things related to the Iowa Hawkeyes college football team, and the hokey pokey was led by legendary Iowa football coach Hayden Fry. Amanda Mochan adjudicated.
2. Longest Beard - The beard of Hans N. Langseth measured 17 ft 6 in at the time of his burial at Kensett, Iowa in 1927. It was presented to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC in 1967.
3. Largest Clog Dance - The largest clog dance was achieved by 2,605 participants at an event organised by the Pella Historical Society in Pella, Iowa, on 8 May 2010. The dance was part of the Tulip Time festival, which celebrate's Pella's Dutch heritage.
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