Shore woman's attempt at a world record fails

Posted: July 24, 2010

MARGATE, N.J. - An attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles in multiple locations has burst. The effort raised more than $18,000 for autism research, its organizer said. Isabelle Mosca, the Ventnor woman who organized the attempt in April, said thousands of claims from participants did not follow strict documentation guidelines and would be rejected by the London-based Guinness organization. She said she did not submit the documentation to the group. Mosca, whose 11-year-old son is autistic, said her effort had more than 37,000 people participating around the world - about 3,000 more than needed to break the record. But many did not include names and signatures, and others were handed in too late to count. She said the group could document the participation of 33,250 people. That's short of the 34,529 that set the record at 198 locations in England in 2007. A Guinness spokeswoman confirmed that the organization was aware of Mosca's attempt but had not received any documentation to evaluate it. - AP

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