Shelby County breaks Guinness World Record as part of yearlong bicentennial celebration

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 3:57 PM

The Guinness Book of World Records attempt was successful. The exact count was 2,344 pull-tab cans opened simultaneously on Sept. 18, 2019, at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
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The Guinness Book of World Records attempt was successful. The exact count was 2,344 pull-tab cans opened simultaneously on Sept. 18, 2019, at Sidney Memorial Stadium.(ABOVE AERIAL OHIO)

Shelby County residents are officially record-breakers.

Students and residents from across the county simultaneously opened 2,344 pull-tab cans Wednesday morning at Sidney Memorial Stadium to claim a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

They shattered the previous record of 1,204 set in 2018 in Japan.

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The event was a part of Shelby County’s yearlong bicentennial celebration, and paid tribute to Stolle Machinery in Sidney, which originated and perfected the process for mass-producing pop-top cans.