Asheville Wants to Fight Portland Using Floating Zombies

North Carolina town trying to break PDX's already-broken world record for floating chain of people.


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Asheville, North Carolina, is throwing down against Portland. On a river. With zombies. On September 20, Asheville's "Zombie Float," hopes to draw hundreds of zombie-outfitted tubers to the French Broad River to beat Portland's record for the "Most People Floating in a Line," which the organizers of Portland's Big Float helped set in 2013 after stringing together 620 tubers on the Willamette River. Never ...   More
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Shannon Gormley

Kickball, Hunger and a World Record?

Watch history in the making Saturday, June 20 as a group of Portland kickballers tries to break the world record for the longest kickball game. In addition to playing kickball at Overlook Park (N. Fremont Street and Interstate Avenue) for 30 hours, the founders of the non-profit Kicking Hunger intend to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank and celebrate the game with a festival in the park. Visitors ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Katie Litvin

Portland Attempts World Record to Woo Google

Any possible doubt of Google's status as the unofficial king of the world vanished when we received news of the national competition currently underway for one lucky city to partner with the technological giant for an installation of a 1 gigabit fiber optic network to serve up to 500,000 homes. Human translation: internet that is potentially 100 times faster than what is currently available ...   More
Friday, March 19, 2010 NATALIE BAKER


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