As part of World Environment Day, Pittsburgh breaks the world record for Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks.
The official count not yet released - but an estimated 1,800 took part in the event.
Kayakers launched their boats from downtown and formed a raft near Point State Park. Once arranged, each pulled up his or her paddle and held onto an adjacent boat for 30 seconds—long enough to satisfy the record’s time requirement.
See everyone get completely drenched at 0:36.
Video by Randy Sargent and Paul Heckbert of GigaPan and Carnegie Mellon University CREATE lab. Thanks especially to Mark Susany and Heinz Field for letting us shoot from atop the scoreboard at Heinz Field.
10 June 2010 · Comments
Here’s why we’re The Best Sports City … it’s because we wear our jerseys year-round and not only that, we wear them to work and to church and to weddings and no one thinks twice about it. We’re fans who love our sports teams like they’re our family, or in the case of the Pirates, like our bastard love child that no one talks about, but instead just throws money at hoping he’ll eventually make something of himself. We’re a football town with a hockey problem or maybe a hockey town with a football problem or maybe a hockey town and a football town with a really really scary baseball problem. We sell out every game, we know every player, we show up a quarter of a million strong for every championship parade, and it doesn’t matter where we move to or where we’ve moved here from, we’ll stay Pittsburgh sports fans until we die and even then, bury us in our Malkin jersey, put a Terrible Towel in our fist, and go ahead, slip a Pirates ball cap in there somewhere just so long as its not visible when the casket is open, and play Renegade as we’re lowered into the ground.
Also, suck it loser cities. We are better than you.
7 October 2009 · Comments