Skittles, Degrassi Star and Patriotic Canadians Break World Selfie Record - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Skittles, Degrassi Star and Patriotic Canadians Break World Selfie Record

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Wrigley

TORONTO, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - What is photogenic, patriotic and celebrity all at once? The obvious answer is 421 Canadians coming together to break the GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the most Selfies taken in one hour. This Canada Day, with the help of Degrassi star Melinda Shankar, Skittles made it happen – and it was selfie heaven.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, amongst Canada Day celebrations bursting with national pride, Shankar posed for Selfies with fellow Canadians at a rate of five per minute to break the record and make Canadian history. "I am pleased to officially declare that Canadians, with the help of Skittles, have successfully broken this Selfie record," said Philip Robertson, an adjudicator with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. "On Canada's birthday, these Canadians gave their country the gift of a world record. That's a pretty sweet present."

Canadian Selfie enthusiasts lined up patiently for their chance to be part of the historic record attempt and help break a world record in Canada, on Canada Day. "I love my fans' passion for a good Selfie," said Shankar, "and I was so excited to help Skittles capture the Selfie spirit and make Canadian history."

Canadians who couldn't be part of the record breaking can still continue to taste the patriotic red and white rainbow by visiting SkittlesSelfie.ca and uploading a Selfie which they can 'Skittles' and share on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #SkittlesSelfie.

About Wrigley
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley's world-famous brands - including Extra®, Excel®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5® chewing gums, as well as confectionary brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® - create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations across 50 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley's brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The country is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. For more information, visit www.wrigley.com and www.mars.com.

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

  • Mark Leslie RecipesMore>>

  • Leslie Bailey's “A Top of the Morning Breakfast For St. Paddy's Day!”

    Leslie Bailey's “A Top of the Morning Breakfast For St. Paddy's Day!”

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-03-12 18:03:49 GMT
    Wsfa recipe for wed march 22,2014 "A Top of the Morning Breakfast for St. Paddy's Day!" 1 container of Bisquick pancake mix cooked bacon strips green food coloring butter softened powdered sugar Directions: MakeMore >>

    WSFA 12 News Alabama Live recipe for Wednesday March 22,2014. "A Top of the Morning Breakfast for St. Paddy's Day!"More >>

  • Mark Leslie's Quick Pickled Vegetable Platter

    Mark Leslie's Quick Pickled Vegetable Platter

    Friday, May 31 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-05-31 19:31:06 GMT
    Making pickles doesn't mean having to pull out the dill and canning gear to spend a day over a hot stove. With a little notice ahead, I use salt and vinegar to quickly pickle vegetables from my gardenMore >>
    Making pickles doesn't mean having to pull out the dill and canning gear to spend a day over a hot stove. With a little notice ahead, I use salt and vinegar to quickly pickle vegetables from my gardenMore >>
  • Mark Leslie's "Old School BLT"

    Mark Leslie's "Old School BLT"

    Friday, May 24 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:47:32 GMT
    Before the microwave, turkey bacon, pre-sliced loaf bread and store-bought mayo, the wholesome BLT had more character. A staple for a simple and refreshing meal on a hot summer's day, my twist on thisMore >>
    Before the microwave, turkey bacon, pre-sliced loaf bread and store-bought mayo, the wholesome BLT had more character. A staple for a simple and refreshing meal on a hot summer's day, my twist on this American favorite...More >>
Powered by WorldNow