THEY HAD A FEVER AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION WAS MORE COW BELL
One of the most famous scenes in Saturday Night Live history includes actors Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell where Walken famously requests that Ferrell use “more cowbell” during a rock song. While the phrase has become quite famous, it appears that the cowbell may once again have been used in a significant manor.
This past week, students of Ryerson University gathered together in an attempt to break a Guinness Book of World Records record of how many people could shake a cowbell at the same time. Previously, the record was held by a group of 640 people in Switzerland that gathered to break the record.
Earlier in the week the school issued a press release asking up to 950 students to gather in a common campus area, where they would all be issued a cowbell.
Surprisingly, more students than the school imagined showed up as over 1,000 students came to the event.
For two straight minutes, 1,003 people rang their cow bells in the university’s quad, smashing the previous record of 640 participants set in Boswil, Switzerland, in September 2009.
Members of Ryerson’s orientation team, university staff and Ryerson Students’ Union greeted the enthusiastic crowd of mostly first-year students who gathered on the campus quad before the challenge got underway.
Band members from local rock band SEAM, along with the university’s orientation team, then got the crowd pumped up and taught them the musical rhythm they were to play for the Guinness World Record challenge.
After a few test runs, the crowd attempted the challenge by ringing their cow bells, painted blue and yellow, for two minutes while the band played the hit song, Don’t Fear the Reaper by American blues band, Blue Öyster Cult, which features a cow bell in the background.
This was not the first record broken by the school.
The Post reports, orientation week festivities have included successful record-breaking stunts, including largest beat-box ensemble, the biggest dance class, the largest maracas ensemble and the largest plastic sword fight.
The new record will not become official until all documentation is provided and reviewed by Guinness.
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