Friday, March 13, 2009

Something to be proud of

The region of China I live in is not particularly famous for anything. The landscape would likely never be termed "stunning", there aren't any famous historical sites, and the weather isn't going to draw many people. Let's just say there aren't many foreign tourists traipsing through this area of the country. However, it looks like we do have something to be proud of. I found this news item, about the city I lived in my first year in China (about 2 hours from where I am now). It might just be our new claim to fame (or further proof that there isn't much to do around here...).

The never ending song (March 12, 2009, Xinhua)
More than 1,200 residents in northeastern China have set a new world karaoke record by singing continuously for 456 hours, two minutes and five seconds. Students, soldiers, and businessmen from Changchun, capital of Jilin Province, sang more than 6,200 songs from February 20 until yesterday morning, Xinhua News Agency reported today. It beat the old Guinness World Record, set by Finns in July, by nearly 10 hours.

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goooooood girl said...
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Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

I'm thinking of Sherri Lewis and Lambchop: This is the song that never ends. It just goes on and on, my friends!