Kirby Fans Break Guinness World Record For Blowing Chewing Gum Bubbles

By Ishaan . September 2, 2012 . 2:00pm

Last week, Nintendo of America announced that, on September 1st, they were going to gather a large number of people at the Penny Arcade Expo, and have them attempt to break a Guinness World Record in honour of Kirby.


The record, in celebration of Kirby’s 20th anniversary, was for the most number of people blowing chewing gum bubbles at once. As of last week, the record stood at 304 people, achieved by the Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on October 27th, 2010.


That record has now been broken. Nintendo of America proudly shot out an announcement this morning that they managed to gather 536 PAX attendees and have them blow a bubble all at once in celebration of Kirby’s anniversary.


Also in celebration of Kirby’s 20th anniversary is a release planned for Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition on September 16th for the Wii. This compilation contains the first six Kirby games, along with new challenge stages.


Image courtesy Nintendo.

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  • riceisnice

    Probably can’t make fun of people wearing pink in that crowd.

    • Shame on you! SHAME!!!

      Pink is MANLY! Only Real Men wear Pink!

      • Izzy Miyake

        Pretty sure that’s someone in a Kirby costume.

        Also its salmon coloured. Tough fish grrr!

  • Hoshi星

    I want those Kirby t-shirts and that giant Kirby statue/plush/whatsoever it is. Kirby will live on forever!

  • rurin

    I want that kirby t-shirt!

  • That was…AMAZING :D Seriously, one of the funniest records I’ve seen recently!

  • Only 536? That’s cool and all, but I expected more than that from Kirby fans. :3 NEXT YEAR, PERHAPS?

  • Göran Isacson

    … I wonder if they got anything else but that awesome Kirby-shirt when they were done with the contest. Also, are they SURE all 536 actually COULD blow bubbles? I suspect number-fiddling! The noble art of Guinness records must maintain the most stringent of standards!

  • I LOOOVE Kirby, and I really wish i could have been there. 
    Who knows maybe for the 25th or 50th.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    thats alot of pink

  • Kitestwinblades

    One game I wouldn’t even dream of missing :3
    I hope they use this screenshot in the 2012’s Guinness world record book xD

  • More pink than a Nicki Minaj concert.

  • Maia Kasoya

    They’re not wearing pink… They’re wearing rosé.

  • keithmaxx

    So did they suck up that bubblegum when they finished breaking the record? I bet that’d be a whole other record if they did… for most number of people hospitalized from choking on or swallowing gum. ^^

  • Cephrien

    Did any other tired individuals have to do a double take at the picture because they thought the people were all going shirtless..? xD

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