The world's Longest group hug


THE WORLD'S LONGEST GROUP HUG
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's longest group hug?

We are going to have to be creative here as we could not find any duration records for group hugs.

On April 23 2004 5,117 students and staff from St. Matthew Catholic High School in Orleans, Ontario, Canada  got into a group and hugged.

Based on this info and the following assumption we are able to calculate the length of the hug.

Assumption 1: The average person, when looked down on takes up 2 square feet.

Assumption 2: The group of huggers formed a circle.

Assumption 3: One in ten people smell and anyone near the smelly person would leave 6" clearance causing the stinker to take up an extra 4 square feet. Based on that the average person took up 2.4 square feet.

Now for our calculations:

  1. 5,117 people x 2.4 square feet = 12280.8 square feet were taken up by the huggers.

  2. Area = pr2 thus 12,280.8 = 3.14(r2)

  3. r2 = 3,911.08 feet.

  4. r = 62.54 feet.

  5. d = 125.08 feet.

So our calculations show that the longest group hug measured about 125 feet across.

The world's Longest group hug

The world's Longest group hug

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