We broke our first world record here in Pittsburgh almost a week ago, right in Rivers Casino on the North Side. This was Pierogi Day, of course, and Pittsburgh now holds the record for largest pierogi, weighing in at a mighty 123 lbs. Apparently there were at least 60 potatoes used in the process, and special tools and refrigeration units were created to contain this monster. Mrs. T had this to say to the Post-Gazette about the event: “If you ever hear someone talk about (sic) when they had a pierogi, they will always remember the first time because it was something they were doing that they liked.” Wise words, Mrs. T, wise words. How many people do you know that don’t know where they were when they tried their first pierogi?
The next record broken was the most cookies dunked simultaneously. This record was broken yesterday in Market Square with a record of 2,152 simultaneous dunks. The infamous Mikey and Big Bob, Pittsburgh Dad, and Giant Eagle were there to celebrate, the grocery store holding the honor of organizing the event. Free cookies and milk were given out, and participants were entered to win cookies from Giant Eagle for a year.
Along with these recent records, we used to hold ones for the largest zombie walk and many more. The University of Pittsburgh currently holds the record for the largest Cupid Shuffle. There were 3,524 people there and this record was set in the books in 2012; the dance lasted 6 minutes. Surprisingly, the Pirates still hold the record for most consecutive losing seasons (not so great), and the Oakmont Country Club holds the record for the most times to host the US Open.