Largest human letter: University Of Tennessee breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Knoxville, TN, USA -- Comprised of 4,227 Tennessee Volunteers and measuring 190 feet by 190 feet, the University of Tennessee set a new World Record for the largest human letter with a Power T unlike any other, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: University Of Tennessee Sets World Record For Largest Human Letter. A total of 4,223 students, alumni and faculty formed a giant "T" on the school's Shield-Watkins Field. Volunteers stood together to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet, encompassing the majority of Shields-Watkins Field at Neyland Stadium. Photo: University of Tennessee (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest human letter numbers 3,373 participants and was achieved by Queen's University (Canada) in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on 6 September 2016.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest human image of a torch; it consisted of 3,032 participants, achieved by National integrated forum of artists and activists (India) in Karnal, India, on 23 March 2014.
Al Roker and the University of Tennessee took on the challenge to set a new world record for the largest human letter, and they achieved it! Join the celebration at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville as Al distributes $5,000 scholarships to two deserving students.
"This has been a wonderful opportunity for the nation to see our beautiful campus and share in our Volunteer spirit," said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. "I am so proud of our students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni and extend a big thank you to every Vol who turned out and made this happen."
The effort was part of the NBC Today show segment 'Rokerthon 3' (video below), where host Al Roker travels across the country to schools attempting to set new world records.