College and City Set Frisbee-Throwing World Record

Last Tuesday was Grinnell Day, a celebration of the town and college on the date that perfectly matches the zip code of 50112, 5/01/12. Roughly 1150 people gathered on MAC field to break the previous world record of 853 Frisbees tossed simultaneously.

Photograph by Joanna Silverman

RLC Dan Hirsch and Eric Mistry ‘14 launched the project through Facebook and e-mail by encouraging the campus and city to attend. While at the event, Chris Dorman ‘12 kept spirits high by leading a giant wave. Anticipation ran high as the multi-generational crowd gathered at the edge of the field. Just a few minutes after 5:30 p.m. Hirsch counted down and the sky rained red Frisbees.