Largest snowball fight: Seattle breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO) SEATTLE, USA--5,834 people turned out Saturday at the Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle to toss snowballs at one another, during Seattle's Snow Day, setting the new world record for the Largest snowball fight,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Seattle had beaten the previous Guinness world record of 5,387 participants, held by South Korea. Photo: REUTERS (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest water balloon fight; it consisted of 8,957 participants and was achieved by Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Kentucky (USA) in Lexington, USA.
Seattle beat the previous Guinness world record of about 5,400 at a 2010 snowball fight in South Korea.
More than 30 truckloads of snow were brought in from Cascades for the event, which included a snow fort building competition and pub crawl. Snow Day was a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County.
A spokeswoman for the Guinness World Records office in New York says the event was witnessed by a Guinness World Records adjudicator who verified a count of 5,834 and presented a record certificate.