I recognize how highly unlikely it is that any of you missed the totally epic 2 minutes and 21 seconds on April 26, 2011 during which members of Workman Publishing and the independent sales reps teamed up at our annual spring sales conference to set the new world record for the Longest High-five Chain. But, on the off-chance you did, let me extrapolate: We topped out at 96 high fives, which was more than enough to break the previously held record of 66, set on March 13 of the same year. (If this event had a soundtrack, it would launch into “We are the champions, my friend…”)
Click below to bear witness to the record-setting spectacle:
The only thing that could have made it sweeter? If it had taken place 5 days earlier on National High Five Day!
The RecordSetter Book of World Records: 300+ Extraordinary Feats by Ordinary People by Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman (those yellow-suited fellows who you may recognize from their regular appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or their popular website) is due to hit store shelves in October 2011. But if you simply can’t wait till then, visit the Workman booth (#4152) at BEA in the Javitz Center at 11:00 next Wednesday morning (5/25) to be part of record-setting history!