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Best Oddball Night

  • World Record Appreciation Society

    Pianos, 158 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St.;

    If your talent for guzzling maple syrup or sorting Skittles has gone unappreciated, here’s your chance at glory. Each month at Pianos, the folks behind the Universal Record Database, a sort of online Guinness World Records, host a night of drunken record making and breaking ($5). All successful record-setters get a Scouts-style merit badge, and each attempt is filmed, verified by two judges, and uploaded to the URDB website. Any record will do, so long as it’s quantifiable, breakable, and legal. Past records include “Most Complaints in One Minute” (44) and “Fastest Shaving Off of One’s Own Mustache” (42.18 seconds). The next event is March 25; RSVP online to participate.

From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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