Miami Breaks the Guinness World Record of Most Selfies Taken in One Hour

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"It's an incentive to not only smile, but to do it with a purpose," participant Charlie Delgado told us. "Being invited to be a part of a Guinness World Record is awesome, but the chain reaction of doing something good to make someone smile is the best feeling."

By participating in these random acts of kindness of helping a little old lady with her groceries, buying a random stranger a cup of Joe at your local "Bucks," or, heck, even plucking your boyfriend's back hair, you'll help send positive notes into the universe and start a ripple affect of positivity across the nation - or, at least that's what they aspire to do.

"This is the first city that [#missionsmile] is targeting," Hethcote said -- a natural choice, given that Miami is the third most selfie-obsessed city in the world -- "but we want it to spread like wild fire."

And spread they did. The two vloggers -- an openly gay couple who fancy promoting the message of positivity on their YouTube channel -- thought they surpassed the previous record of 50 selfies per hour by a landslide.

"I would say close to 200 selfies were taken today," Hethcote said, revealing the guestamation of their number for the day.

But when it came down to it, only Partrick had the power of determining the real number.

All were on the edge of their seats, biting the last of their fingernails, and anxiously awaiting that faithful number of self-sufficient smiles.

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"355 selfies!" Partrick blurted out through a microphone as she held out an official plaque that read, "The most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in one hour was achieved by #MissionSmile (USA) in Miami, Florida, USA on 3 May 2014."

So how did Mark and Ethan react to knowing they crushed the competition and snagged the title of being some serious selfie hoes?

"We have the ultimate bragging rights," Miller boasted with confidence. "I can take a better selfie than you can," he laughed.

Hethcote, on the other hand, was simply content to make a successful impact for the launch of #missionsmile. "We're just happy to be the spearhead of this campaign, to get the word out about #missionsmile and doing so in such a fun way."

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miraclesworldrecord
miraclesworldrecord

Send new world records & breaking world records http://www.miraclesworldrecords.com/

Send nominations for awards http://www.miraclesworldrecords.com/Home/Awards 

send supporting documents             

1. The name of the person attempting the record should be given, along with the date and place.

2. A video (in CD/DVD format) must be submitted.

3. Photographs may be submitted in digital format on CD-ROM or DVD in a good resolution.

4. world records certificates for reference.....

Tom_Reimel
Tom_Reimel

Not everything in life is meant to be deadly serious.  Good for him!

j.pollo
j.pollo

Wait, you actually believed the selfie/mental health thing that came out a few weeks ago?

shadesdown2001
shadesdown2001

I can't get over just how miserable MOST of you are to degrade the happiness of others. The contest took place in Miami, these guys went to Miami from their home state to join the contest. They had fun and now you miserable inconsiderate degenerates just feel it's best to rain on someone else's parade? For what? Maybe because you weren't invited or there? Maybe because you are so uncomfortable in your own skin, that you make yourselves feel better by insulting and degrading others? 


What ever it is... It's uncalled for and not asked of your approval. 

Lucy Tovar
Lucy Tovar

Jajajajajaja! Gaby Hernández Lebron

WhySoBitter
WhySoBitter

The name of the group that sponsored this is Missionsmile, their goal is to make people happy. It's pretty clear from many of these comments that no matter what you do some people are just always going to be miserable and they want to take the rest of the world down with them. Well no thanks, if you wanna stick your head in a noose and choke on your own melancholy, have fun. But don't go spreading your woe is me on the rest of us!!

Susan Gerson-Missen
Susan Gerson-Missen

Bet our selfie queen Sherry Barfield could beat this record. What do you guys think? Jess Germain Jessica Barrett

Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz

Love to see haters doing their best! How stupid! Miami is not about tourist taking selfies photos!

Sayad Khan
Sayad Khan

Wait. Is the main picture, a picture of someone taking a selfie? I think the redundancy just broke the universe @_@

Lex Nova Varela
Lex Nova Varela

Miriam Merino letf the hate aside enjoy the sun, beach and the fun.

Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez

We did it! We are The most egotistical self absorbed city in the country..well done Miami I expected nothing less..

Jannet Enriquez
Jannet Enriquez

Dang! So much hate! I agree most of those people are probably not from Miami. Everyone takes n posts pics, Miami just does it best! Stop with all the hate n go decide what sweater n scarf you will be wearing tomorrow while i post more pics from one of our many beutiful beaches. Pround born and raised Miami Women!!!!

Brian Hough
Brian Hough

I bet a good percent of these people aren't even from miami , they are here on vacation because there city sucks!

Steve Barboza
Steve Barboza

Everyone is quick to generalize, not realizing how shallow they look when they call someone the very same thing. Funny how when someone criticizes like this, they actually expose how classless they are.

Dilo
Dilo

Well done Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote what you guys did is just amazing!

Young Matt
Young Matt

Can this fad be over yet? I preferred the Harlem Shake....

Tristan Greene
Tristan Greene

I agree this city is full of vain, worthless people. However, if you're not from Miami you should probably shut your mouth. There are good people here. Nothing worse than tourist slandering the integrity of a city. Especially when you guys are here every summer.

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

Because that is the main priority in South Florida.....vanity. I know minimum wage people barely making rent but lease $500 month cars wear Prada and carry a Coach ......as long as you look wealthy. SMH and you have 0 savings.

Bobby Dazzler
Bobby Dazzler

Douche bag to human ratio here is high so I'm not suprised

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