Gamma-Beta Teke Sets World Record
Pictured L-R Frater Juan Diaz de Leon and Matt Holmes.
Guinness World Records is the ultimate global authority on record breaking feats. From records such as "Longest Selfie Stick" to "Tallest Stack of Pancakes," Guinness World Records seeks to "make the amazing official" by challenging individuals to realize their potential and re-examine the world.
In Denver, Colorado, Matt Holmes and Frater Juan Diaz de Leon (Gamma-Beta, Colorado State) took a unique approach to add their name to the long list of world record holders.
At 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, Matt and Juan began shaking hands to earn the title of "World's Longest Handshake." The previous record was set at 42.5 hours.
Juan explains that he came across his friend Matt's tweet about breaking a world record, but the purpose was much more deep-seeded.
"We’re entrepreneurs and we wanted to break a Guinness World Record as a way to celebrate and bring exposure to the Colorado start-up scene that has supported us significantly with our start-ups," says Juan, founder of Seeabout, a dating app set to release this summer. "43.5 long hours later, we broke the world record for the world's longest handshake."
Denver's 9News first reported the story below.
The Offices of the Grand Chapter congratulates Frater Juan Diaz de Leon on his world record.
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