If you know anything about the Guinness Book of World Records it's probably that there sure are some strange "achievements" listed. You can find records for the world's stretchiest skin, longest fingernails, longest kiss, and even the world's largest pillow fight.

Believe it or not, if you look hard enough, you can even see Sioux Falls pop up in the Guinness World Records. And the record it holds is something so bizarre, you never could have guessed it.

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Sometimes you have to wonder how some "world records" even exist. How does one think of something so unusual to pursue and why does it deserve to be recognized? Well, this record set in Sioux Falls took place just a couple of years back and it most certainly falls into the "unusual" category.

So, what world record does Sioux Falls hold?

Fortune Cookie

That's right, Sioux Falls' claim to fame in the Guinness Book of World Records relates to the fortune cookie. Specifically, the record pertains to the "Most People Opening Fortune Cookies Simultaneously".

According to its website, here's how the strange world record went down:

The most people opening fortune cookies simultaneously is 339, and was achieved by the Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network (USA) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, on 15 August 2019.

The Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network hosts a bi-annual convention called the Crosswords Summit. As part of their theme of "Be The Change," they wanted to make history and break a Guinness World Records title.

-Guinness Book of World Records

So, there you have it. The Young Professionals Network had a goal to make the world record list and achieved it. What might they do next? Well, that's anyone's guess.

Story Source: Guinness Book of World Records


Sioux Falls: Then and Now

The City of Sioux Falls has changed dramatically over the past several years. Some of the streets, landscapes, and neighborhoods look vastly different than just 10-15 years ago.

Here's a look at Sioux Falls, then-and-now. See if you can recognize some of these old buildings, businesses, and city streets.

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