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August 29, 2013

One for the record books


Some 3,614 incoming Pitt freshmen attempted to break a Guinness World Record by forming a panther Aug. 21 on the Petersen Events Center lawn.

According to, the current record for “The Largest Animal Image Formed by Humans” is 1,311 people who formed the shape of a stork at a school in Poland in 2010.

Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kathy Humphrey initiated the annual tradition of incoming classes attempting a world record in 2010. “The Guinness World Record attempt will unite the class of 2017 and give them an immediate bond and connectivity to each other,” said Humphrey. Whether the Pitt students officially broke the record probably will not be known until October, Humphrey said.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 46 Issue 1

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