Guinness Handshake Record Gets New Challengers Saturday

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In Times Square Saturday, four pairs of competitors are trying to break the Guinness World Record for a handshake from 2009, which is when two people shook for 15 hours and 30 minutes.

The competitors hail from America, Nepal and New Zealand.

The challenge isn’t a walk in the park. They’re outside in chilly weather, even with space heaters. Also, they have to meet all of the Guinness rules.

These rules include using only one hand for the duration and, if they take a permitted bathroom break, continuing the handshake with a Guinness official observing.

  • Georgia O'Conner

    Emily Austin in Greenville, SC says that she LOVES those germs from shaking hands. SHE APPLAUDS THEIR SPREAD OF GERMS!!!!!!!!

  • Captain Obvious

    Don’t forget to WASH your hands also. This is flu season & shaking hands spreads lots of germs.

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