How to somersault into the Guinness Book of World Records
Making it into the Guinness Book of World Records is only a barrel roll away for St. Louisans.
In an attempt to break the world record for the most people to simultaneously somersault -- all while raising money for a good cause -- Andrew Tessier, the creator of the Barrelrollman Organization, hopes to bring hundreds of St. Louisans together Aug. 18 at Art Hill in Forest Park.
To break the current record of 835 people, set in Switzerland in 2011, 836 people will be needed to participate, according to a press release. Once the record has been approved, each participant will have the opportunity to purchase an official certificate from Guinness as a keepsake.
The organization is asking for a $2 donation per participant.
All proceeds will go to Nurses for Newborns, a nonprofit organization providing a safety net for at-risk families. Nurses for Newborns Foundation helps prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits, which promotes health care, education and positive parenting skills, according to the press release.