Technicality extinguishes sparkler record attempt in Wyoming

Wyoming News February 17, 2020

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Technicality extinguishes sparkler record attempt in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An attempt in Wyoming to break a world record for the most sparklers lit simultaneously has failed on a technicality.

The Gillette News Record reports Guinness World Records officials have ruled each participant was required to light his or her own sparkler during the August attempt in Gillette.

The event had an apparatus for lighting multiple sparklers that was built by students and instructors at Gillette College.

Volunteers lit 2,500 sparklers and distributed them to more than 1,700 people who attended the kickoff event for the Pyrotechnics Guild International convention.

The current sparkler record is 1,713.

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