Quebec's Guinness World Record Titles
We're simply the best
There are so many Guinness World Records out there, ranging from the truly awesome to the slightly ridiculous. Case in point: there's a Guinness World Record for "Fastest 30m on a scooter by a dog."
The Guinness World Records website is filled with other such strange and wonderful content. Out of curiosity, I filtered through Quebec world records. And I found some truly fantastic entries that really speak to who we are as a province.
Below you can find a compilation of records that'll make you say, "yeah, that sounds about right. Of course this record is held in Quebec."
TL;DR: Below find a compilation of the most Quebec Guinness World Recods.
Where: Quebec Winter Carnival, Quebec City
What: This is an annual event that happens as part of the Quebec Winter Carnival. In 2011, the event attracted 49 teams who raced across 6.4 km of the icy St. Lawrence River.
What: Exclamations may not seem like the most Quebecer thing ever, but the story behind this town name is fantastic. Though some towns have used exclamations in their name before to draw publicity, the "ha!ha!" in Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha! comes from an old Quebec saying. "Haha" refers to a landscape feature that creates or acts as an invisible boundary line, most probably in this case the nearby Lake Témiscouata. Amazing.
When: Since 1874
Where: Magog, Quebec
What: This record belongs on this list because you can't tell me that you've ever seen one of these weird roadsters outside of Quebec. Ever. On the 31st of July 2010 438 vehicles took part in a 6 k.m. long parade.
When: July 31, 2010
What: Two Slovakian brothers, Peter and Anton Stastny, scored a cummulative 16 points while playing for les Nordiques de Québec. This is only one of MANY hockey-related records that are also Quebec-related.
When: February 22, 1981
Where: Les Éboulements, Quebec
What: Mike McIntyre (an American) reached speeds of 164 km on a street luge at the L'Ultime Descent world record speed event in Les Eboulements, Quebec, Canada. Because where else would a record like this be broken?
When: September 10, 2016
Where: Québec City
What: Okay, I'm not entirerly sure that this is québécois AF, except for the fact that it's random and fun. According to the website, Striker, a border collie, used his paw and nose to perform the record attempt, and kept checking his progress on the way.
When: September 1, 2014
Where: Québec City
What: "The most goals scored by an individual in an NHL game is seven by Joe Malone for the Quebec Bulldogs in their game against the Toronto St.Patricks in Quebec City on 31 January 1920."
When: January 21, 1920