Most of us spent St. Patrick’s day enjoying green beer, potatoes and cabbage, or maybe Chef Erin’s Green Velvet Cheesecake at Krafty Draft. But the residents of Elmira, NY spent Sunday setting a new Guinness world record.
Exactly 1,200 people gathered to form the world’s largest ‘human shamrock’, which involved wearing green panchos and standing in a shamrock formation, complete with three leaves and a stem.
In order to break the previous record of 815 people, they had to hold the formation for 5 minutes. Participants were excited for the chance to make history, with one saying the stunt “puts Elmira on the map again”.