YSU captures Guinness title for penguins gathering

YOUNGSTOWN — The Guinness World Records have recognized Youngstown State University as the title holder for the largest gathering of people dressed as penguins.

In October, 972 students, alumni and community members gathered in the Watson and Tressel Training Site to break the world record.

The event celebrated YSU’s 50th anniversary as a state university.

The former record was achieved by Richard House Children’s Hospice (UK) London, United Kingdom, for Guinness World Records Day, Nov. 12, 2015, with 624 penguins.

The England hospice achieved the record, beating its own previously set record three times before YSU’s achievement, according to the guinnessworldrecords.com.

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