truTV & GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS to Give New Yorkers Chance to Break Records At the "Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed" Arena in Times Square
Dan Cortese, Zach Selwyn, Mark McGrath and More Slated to Appear at Nov. 6 Event,
One Day Before truTV Launches New Episodes of Guinness World Records Unleashed
truTV and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS are giving New Yorkers an opportunity to set some new world records in the Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed Arena. Located in Times Square (46th/47th and Broadway), the Arena will be open 2-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the day before truTV's hit series Guinness World Records Unleashed returns with brand new episodes.
Guinness World Records Unleashed host Dan Cortese will be on-hand for the fun, along with comedian Zach Selwyn and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS' Liz Smith, who provide commentary in the series. In addition, several GUINNESS WORLD RECORD adjudicators - including Guinness World Records Unleashed adjudicator Stuart Claxton - will be present to ensure official recognition of any records broken during the day.
During the event, world-renowned sculptor Andy Gertler - who has mastered a range of media, including pumpkin carving, sand sculptures and ice sculptures - will attempt to set a brand new Guinness World Record. Using nearly 15,000 marshmallows he will attempt to build the world's largest marshmallow mosaic, expected to be more than 86 square feet in size once completed. In addition, there will be a demonstration by speed-reader and viral video personality Trisha Paytas, who will attempt to break the record for being the world's fastest talker in the season premiere of Guinness World Records Unleashed.
Also slated to appear at the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena will be Mark McGrath, host of truTV's Killer Karaoke; Q, Murr, Joe & Sal, the stars of truTV favorite Impractical Jokers; Les, Seth & Ashley of truTV's hit series Hardcore Pawn; and Ron & Amy Shirley and Bobby Brantley from the popular Lizard Lick Towing.
Visitors to the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena will have the chance to break the following records:
- Most seated free throws in one minute (Current record: 20)
- Fastest 20-meter butt scoot (Current record: 22.03 seconds)
- Fastest time for a team of two people to make a single bed (Current record: 14 seconds)
- Fastest time to build a 20-shotglass pyramid (Current record: 6.44 seconds)
Fans wishing to participate in the buzz surrounding the Guinness World Records Unleashed Arena are encouraged to use the official event hashtag: #GWRUArena.
For more information go to: http://truTV.com/Arena
Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed - New episodes begin Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
Determined record chasers are gearing up to wow viewers and secure a place in the record books when truTV's hit series Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed returns with all new episodes. Hosted by Dan Cortese, the series features daring and fearless record hopefuls as they attempt to secure their place in history by breaking some truly outrageous world records. Guinness World Records Unleashed premiered on truTV in February, averaging more than 1.3 million viewers and ranking as one of ad-supported cable's Top 3 programs in its timeslot with key demos. The series is produced for truTV by High Noon Entertainment (Tough Love, Cake Boss, Hurricane Hunters), with High Noon Entertainment's Jim Berger, Burt Kearns and Fred Birckhead serving as executive producers with Guinness World Records' Rob Molloy.
About GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling over 2.7 million copies a year. Since its launch nearly 60 years ago over 130 million copies - including 400,000 ebooks - have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; Guinness World Records global television shows are watched by 750 million viewers annually, over 390,000 users subscribe to GWR's two dedicated YouTube channels, the global website receives 12 million viewers annually, and the brand has 1.25 million fans on Facebook. In 2013, Officially Amazing(R) became the registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.
About High Noon Entertainment
High Noon Entertainment, one of America's largest unscripted production companies, is currently in production on series and development projects for networks including truTV, VH1, TLC, AMC, REELZ, Tr3s, Weather, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and Discovery, with a slate that includes: TLC's Cake Boss and Next Great Baker, VH1's Tough Love, and Travel Channels Trip Flip. In 2013 High Noon was acquired by ITV.
truTV, one of cable's fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Impractical Jokers, Guinness World Records(R) Unleashed, Lizard Lick Towing, Killer Karaoke, Upload with Shaquille O'Neal, Storage Hunters, Full Throttle Saloon, South Beach Tow, World's Dumbest... and Operation Repo. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.