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

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

SIDNEY — 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.

It's Official. A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Congratulations to all involved.

Posted by Sidney Ohio Bicentennial Celebration 2020 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019