Big League Chew Sets Guinness World Record for Most People Blowing a Bubble Simultaneously
With an international crowd blowing bubbles with Big League Chew Bubble Gum on the opening day of the 2014 Cal Ripken World Series, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was achieved on August 8, 2014 for Most People Blowing a Bubble Gum Bubble Simultaneously. Baseball Hall of Fame great Cal Ripken, Jr. along with executives from Ford Gum, the maker of Big League Chew, were there to accept the official notification and certificate from a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator. The previous title achieved with 544 people was set June 6, 2013 by the Lester B. Pearson School in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
"Babe Ruth League Baseball and Big League Chew Bubble Gum are a classic summer combo so it was an exciting day to bring this title to the United States where Big League Chew is made," said George Stege, President of Ford Gum, Makers of Big League Chew. "As the official bubblegum of Ripken Baseball I can think of no better time or place to make history than at the opening day of the 2014 Cal Ripken World Series."
Each of the 18 qualifying World Series teams took part in the record making event, along with fans in the stands. It required:
- Chewing Big League Chew Bubble Gum for one full minute
- Blowing a bubble, sealing it and holding it without deflating for: 30 seconds
"This was fun and the fact that the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS officials were on hand to verify the record made it that much more special. We want to thank Ford Gum and Big League Chew for kicking-off our World Series with this event, they are terrific partners," said Ripken, Jr.
Big League Chew Bubble Gum is the #1 shredded bubblegum in the United States, created by former Minor League Baseball pitcher Rob Nelson. It's manufactured in Akron, NY and since its 1980 introduction, more than 500 million pouches of Big League Chew have been sold.
Established in 2001, Ripken Baseball, Inc. is a sports entertainment company based in Baltimore, Md. created by Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken. Its mission is to inspire athletes through remarkable experiences and prepare them for life beyond the diamond through The Ripken Way. The 2014 Cal Ripken World Series takes place August 8-16, 2014.