There are seemingly an infinite number of Guinness World Records, from the world’s largest ukulele to the record for number of apples crushed with one’s bicep in a minute.
The latest record to fall in the sports world came Saturday morning, when Hingham (Mass.) High School earned the Guinness World Record for the longest duration water-ski tow by rowing boat.
By pulling the team’s coxswain (and waterskier) Cotter McCarthy for 4:08.22, the Harbormen easily topped the record of 54 seconds previously held by the crew team at Stanford University. According to the Patriot Ledger, the Cardinal had performed the feat on an episode of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters.”
Back in August, Hingham broke the record, but the Guinness representative was not present to record the feat.
Next weekend is the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass. Stanford’s crew team will no doubt be in attendance. There is no word yet on if the Cardinal plan to challenge the Harbormen to reclaim one of many interesting, quirky Guinness World Records.