He Steals From The Rich, And Sets Bizarre Records For The Poor…

1 comment March 10th, 2008at 10:32pm Posted by Eli

Inexplicable.

More than a thousand people helped to smash the official world record for the number of people dressed as Robin Hood in one place at one time.

Record breakers clad in tights and tunics gathered at Nottingham Castle to pay tribute to the city’s most famous outlaw.

A total of 1116 people took part, almost double the previous world record of 606.

Nottingham Castle manager Dave Green said: “There is a fantastic atmosphere today. We are delighted.

“We had no idea how the attempt would go, but to get more than a thousand people involved is brilliant. It is a real achievement.

“It was all about bringing people together and we have certainly done that.

“Nottingham is obviously very proud of Robin Hood and we wanted to show how proud.

“There were people from further afield here too. One man came over from Holland specifically for this event, and we had visitors from Australia and Canada.”

(…)

Mr Green added: “We are in the position now of being the unofficial record holders. All the paperwork needs to be done and given to Guinness World Records.”

All participants wore a hat with a feather, a green or brown tunic and green or brown trousers or tights.

WHY IS THIS EVEN A RECORD??? I mean, it’s cool and all, but who decided that this was the sort of thing the Guinness Book would keep track of?

(h/t OFF/beat)

Entry Filed under: Weirdness

1 Comment

  • 1. Ruth  |  March 11th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    To signify stealing from the poor to give to the rich, you have to wear the tunic and tights in reverse, right? and the feather? just so we will know how to attire the accused at the Hague.


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