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Eclipse-watchers at Niagara Falls set a record for largest gathering of people dressed like the sun

A child watching the total solar eclipse from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Monday. Associated Press/Photo by Matt Rourke

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: Yesterday’s eclipse drew millions of people outdoors to see it. But in Niagara Falls, some people had a dual mission!

Kendall Kern from South Dakota was there:

KENDALL KERN: We came on vacation to watch the solar eclipse and do the Guinness book of World Records.

That’s right, an attempt to break a world record! Can you guess the category, Mary?

MARY REICHARD, HOST: How about “largest gathering of people dressed as the sun.”

BROWN: How’d ya know!?

REICHARD: I saw your script.

BROWN: Folks wore a big yellow sun with sun rays, the whole thing, over a red raincoat. The number to beat was 287 people.

Here’s the result with official adjudicator of Guinness World Records, Mike Marcotte:

MIKE MARCOTTE: You have 309 people. [CHEER] And I could say that the City of Niagara Falls, you are the new Guinness World Record. [CHEERING]

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