Montreal tries to break record of most people wearing red clown noses

Several thousand people gathered in downtown Montreal today to try to set an unusual record, the most people wearing red clown noses in one place.

But cold, wet weather thwarted hopes of setting a new Guinness World Record.

The event was organized by Nez pour Vivre, a group aimed at raising money to help 18-to-30 year olds fighting cancer.

It featured performances by several Quebec musicians.

An official from Guinness World Records was on hand for the occasion.

The target was 17,000 people, more than the number gathered at an event in Australia in 2011.


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  1. More BS posted on 05/04/2014 07:11 PM
    The pq are looking for a new approach . There you go! Fitting for a bunch of clowns.
  2. Murray posted on 05/04/2014 08:21 PM
    Why wasn't the goal to raise the most $$$? Quebec is the worst province/state for charitable giving. Its not only the noses that should be red.

    McGill raises 7X what the U de M raises.
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