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Well, we didn’t see this one coming! On our National Day a week ago, a new Guinness World Record was made.
As many as 700 participants waited in line that snaked all the way from Coliseum Theatre until the Sogo mall in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur. The event, organised by YIM (an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation), aimed to break the previous record of 421 selfies taken in an hour. It was a world record that was set by Canadian actress Melinda Shankar in 2013.
Despite the scorching weather, participants were steadfast as they stood in the queue. As the clock started, one by one, the participants stepped up on stage for a selfie with Hazwan Noor. The result? The pictures taken during the event were judged by 3 lecturers in photography, 2 from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and one from the Multimedia University Cyberjaya (MMU).
A whopping total off 613 selfies were taken in an hour!
However, Malaysian Foundation for Innovation (YIM) chief executive officer Muhammad Aziph Mustapha, the official record from Guinness World Records will only be tallied and announced in 3-4 weeks. In any case, it doesn’t come as a complete surprise since 2 Malaysian cities were said to be some of the top 10 selfiest cities in the world.
True to its word, we say!