We dig Guinness World Record attempts. We met someone in the record books for walking on hot coals, and it was one of the first things out of his mouth when meeting new people. My husband, Dug, did a TLC shoot for My Strange Addiction with the Guinness record holder for riding a stationary bike the longest. It's human, competitive nature to push the boundaries and so much fun to read about the quirky ways people go about gaining their 15 minutes of fame.
Last weekend, 6 Corners BBQ Fest made an attempt at breaking the record for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark, in the classic Portage Movie Theatre (with Corey "I wear my sunglasses at night" Hart.
PopCap Games has just announced another Guinness World Record attempt with an awesome philanthropic twist, and you can get in on the action and donate, too.
Two women from different continents aim to play 30 straight hours of Solitaire Blitz, their favorite digital card game to raise funds for charity: water. Charity: water works to provide the critical human need of safe drinking water to more than 800 million people in developing nations.
As if we needed another reason to adore PopCap--creative geniuses behind Plants Vs. Zombies, Bejeweled, Bookworm, and Peggle...
PopCap will be making a donation to charity: water for each hour played by both women, going up to a minimum of £6,500, or $10,000.
Along with its donation, the game developer is encouraging interested parties to make their own pledges through the Solitaire Blitz app on Facebook. All you have to do is check out “Solitaire Blitz” , add the app to your Facebook account, and click on the “Pledge” button to make a donation. You can donate as little as $0.093 per hour; about $2.78 for the full marathon.
PopCap ensures that 100 percent of all proceeds will go to charity: water