Filipinos are undoubtedly one of the happiest people in the world. What a better way to show it by breaking the Guinness World Record for making the biggest human smiley?
Last May 30, 2015 a total of 6667 people gathered during a business firm-related event at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. This defeated Qatar’s previous record of 4,047 participants.
This is not the first time that we attempted to be part of the big book though. There had been a lot of record-breakings in the past few years. Each record grows more amazing than the last, ranging from awe inspiring to being cringe worthy. Some eat live cockroaches, or fit their bodies in a small box or running a thousand miles for days.
As posted in the ViralCircus.com, the Philippines made it to the “Top 20 Wacky and Weird World Record. Nothing Like You’ve ever Seen”. To give you a glimpse of the news, some made a 20,647 sushi, while others simply stuck a bunch of metal spoon and forks on their bodies, earning the title, Human Magnet. In our case, we actually got two records that were voted as the wackiest and weirdest.
One of them is the Largest Human No Smoking Sign; joined by a thousand Filipino’s held in Bicol University Football Field in Legazpi City, Albay Province, South of Manila, made to perfection on June 28, 2013. This activity, aims to raise awareness to the hazards brought by cigarette smoking and to make it to the Guinness Book of Records.
Another record that made it to the top twenty is the Most Sky Lanterns Lit at the Same time. This world breaking event took place at the University of The Phillipines Visayas football field in Miago Town, Iloilo province central province on May 24,2013. Imagine having more than just light bulbs above you, they lit 15, 185 lanterns, and freed them to the sky all at the same time. It’s like lighting up the skies.
Those are just a few of the records set by the Philippines and now, we again, placed our names in bold signs to the record. Last May 31,2015. Aim (Alliance in Motion) Global celebrated it’s 9th anniversary by breaking one of the many records in the book, they gathered 6,667 people to create the biggest human smiley in the world. They surpassed the current record holder achieved by Smile Hypermarket in Doha, Qatar on March 27, 2015.
Filipino’s may not be as daring as those who eat cockroaches or bathe in freezing water, but we do have our own ways not just by breaking records of single human persons but by showing our own culture in everything we do. And what is that? In being UNITED. We might not have the most advanced technology or the biggest whatever in our country but what we could really showcase to the world are ourselves. The unity, hospitality and everything that makes us who we are, a multitude of people who would stand together and show the world. This is us and We are One.