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St. Cloud State sets world record for howling

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ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University has entered the Guinness World Records in the category of most people howling.

The official record states that the Department of Campus Involvement at St. Cloud State University is "officially amazing," having achieved the record with 296 participants. Previously, no record existed for the most people howling. A minimum of 250 participants was required for consideration.

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The 296 students and community members gathered on Atwood Mall for the Husky Howl on April 26 to set the record, according to a release from the university. The school's teams are known as the Huskies. Guinness approved the record Aug. 19 after examining videos, photos and witness statements for verification.

"As our students know, there's no pride like St. Cloud State pride anywhere else in the world," said Lindsey Rogers, marketing coordinator for the Department of Campus Involvement. "And we have the record to prove it."

This is the university's first Guinness World Record, however previous record-setting attempts have taken place. According to Guinness World Records, 60,000 applications for record attempts are received each year, but only a few are approved and even fewer are successful.

It is not yet known if the record will be included in the print edition of the Guinness World Records book.

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