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Wednesday
Mar172010

Humanity Takes Another Giant Leap Forward at the URDB Show Tonight

The Universal Record Database, aka, "The Definitive Site for Human Achievement," is hosting World Record Appreciation Society #13 at Joe's Pub TONIGHT. With records like "Fastest Time For Two People Named Patrick To Name 50 Famous Patricks on St. Patrick's Day" and "Most Bench Presses Of A Live Dog In One Minute" on the line this evening, it's very likely that legends will be made and lifelong dreams will be realized. We checked in real quick with Dan Rollman, the co-founder of URDB.org and the host of the show.

These records are ridiculous--does anything go for URDB?? Have you ever rejected an idea for a record?

Records must be quantifiable and breakable. We also stay away from adult content. Other than that, anything goes. Creativity is highly encouraged. As long as records follow these criteria, they're generally good to go. We sometimes tweak a bit, but it's a pretty open playing field.

You've got a pretty talented line-up tonight--how does one get booked in the live show?

We welcome any and all people interested in setting a record to get in touch with us. It's easiest to email our Event Manager Evan Altshuler (evan@URDB.org). We generally set the lineups about a month in advance. Fans are always welcome, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the records as an audience member. At tonight's show, for example, Colbert Report writer Opus Moreschi will be handing out 100 nose-flutes and leading the record for Largest Nose-Flute Rendition Of "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

So are these only in NYC? Do you have a traveling show in the works? It'd be nice if you went out to the Newport Centre Mall for the people of Jersey City or whatever.

We've also done live events in San Francisco, Chicago and Perth, Australia. A national tour is in development. If you want us to bring the event to your city, get in touch with Evan.