Updated: Sep 17, 2018
Would you believe that the City of Carson is a world record holder for… making slime? As of July 1, 2018 the Guinness Book of World Records shows Carson as the title holder for “Most People Making Slime Simultaneously,” with 933 children and adults participating.
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce South Bay Los Angeles Area (FACC-SLAA) and the City of Carson partnered to host the event as part of Community Friendship Day.
The “slime” is made from mixing together glue, starch, dye and glitter. Guinness said in order to qualify for the record all of the participants had to make their slime in the same 10-minute window and demonstrate that it can hold shape, stretch and be molded.
The event utilized the hashtag CarsonGotSlimed across several social media outlets.
Numerous local elected officials attended the event, including Assemblyman Mike Gipson and Mayor Albert Robles.
Although Carson now holds the record for most people making slime together, the record for world’s largest slime is still held by 12-year-old Maddie Rae, who in 2017 created more than six tons of slime at the Play Fair Convention and Expo in New York.