Most people wearing a frog mask: Texas Tech students set world record (Video)
LUBBOCK, TX, USA -- 700 Red Raiders wearing a frog mask converged on a patch of grass in Texas Tech's Memorial Circle during a Save the Frogs Day event , setting the world record for the most people in one place wearing a frog mask.
Photo: Texas Tech students pose for a mass group photo while wearing frog masks on Friday during a Save the Frogs Day event at Memorial Circle on the Texas Tech Campus. Photo: Zach Long (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Largest collection of frogs was set by Sheila Crown of Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK who has a collection of 10,502 frog items.
Guinness World Records also recognized the longest frog jump: 0.91 m (2 ft 11.83 in), achieved by Noa Möller (Sweden) at Kulturhuset in Stockhom, Sweden.
Besides a place in the record books, the crowd sought to raise awareness about what scientists say are troubling declines in amphibian, particularly frog, populations across the world.
According some reports, up to 200 species have completely disappeared since 1980. Amphibians naturally go extinct at a rate of only about one species every 250 years.
Pollution, infectious diseases, habitat loss, climate change, among other things, could be to be blame.