Monday, July 27, 2015
Longest career for an ice cream man: Allan Ganz breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
PEABODY, MA, USA -- Allan Ganz, 77, has been manning an ice cream truck every day since the age of 10; he has served ice cream to families for 68 years, setting the new world record for the Longest career for an ice cream man,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Allan Ganz, 78, has been selling sweet treats from an ice cream truck almost since World War II, for 68 years. He retired from his job with the postal service 13 years ago, devoting his life since then to the ice cream business. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest career as a conductor is 76 years and was achieved by Viliam Karmazin (b. 23 September 1922, Slovakia), who began his career in 1936 and conducted his final concert for the ZVON choir in Sered, Slovakia, on 23 September 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest career as a bartender; it was achieved by Clarice J. Kramer Cadarette Grenkowicz (b. 2 June 1919, USA) who has served as the primary bartender at the Maplewood Tavern in Alpena, Michigan, for 71 years.
Ganz retired from his job with the postal service 13 years ago, devoting his life since then to the ice cream business, The Boston Globe reports.
His season runs about seven months, starting in April and wrapping up in October. He said he works seven days a week and takes off only one day in that stretch, his birthday in July.
He starts his shifts at 11 a.m. and does not stop work until 8:30 or 9 p.m., logging roughly 70 miles a day.
Ganz said his father sold ice cream out of his truck until he was 86-years-old. He is not sure he will be able to keep selling that long, but he has no plans on giving it up anytime soon, WHDH reports.
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