14 Montreal Guinness World Records You Should Know About
We're a city of winners.
Montrealers are always extremely proud of their city, sometimes to a fault, but when it comes to being better than other major metropolises, we excel in quite a few areas. And as it turns out, we've even earned ourselves a few Guinness World Records for it. While sure, some of them are a little silly, it's still nice to be reminded once in a while that we've got quite a few good things going for us.
Here's the full list of all Guinness World Records held by Montreal:
- Tallest manmade leaning tower (the Olympic stadium)
- Oldest Boxing Coach (Montrealer Abraham Pervin who's been a boxing coach and trainer since 1935)
- Most goals scored by a National Hockey League In A Single Match (16 goals by the Montreal Canadiens)
- Most Insects Tattooed On The Body (Montrealer Rick Genest with 176 insects)
- Most Bones Tattooed On The Body (Rick Genest again, with 139 bone tattoos)
- Largest Parade of Electric Cars (241 cars, on April 18 2015)
- World's Largest Jazz Festival
- Largest Cut Paraiba Tourmaline Gemstone
- First Perfect 10 Awarded At An Olympic Games Gymnastic Event
- Fastest Short Track Speed Skating Time (Montrealer Charles Hamelin in 2009 with a time of 1.23.454)
- Fewest Losses In A Single NHL Season (The Montreal Canadiens with 8 losses during a season of 70 games, in 1976/77)
- The Longest Line Of Food Cans (44,966 cans, spanning 3.28km)
- First Team In The NHL To Score 18,000 Goals
- First NHL Team To Win 3,000 Regular Season Games
For more info check out the Guinness World Record's official website here.