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Plans afoot to have a go at bizarre world records

SOCK IT TO ME: Neil Rose is trying to break a number of sock world records.
SOCK IT TO ME: Neil Rose is trying to break a number of sock world records. Tobi Loftus

PULL up your socks, Murgon. It's time to break a world record.

Neil Rose wants to see the town earn its place in the history books at a family fun day next month.

He's chosen a rather unexpected item for the record breaking attempt: the humble sock.

Mr Rose said he was attempting to break and create several world records including the biggest sock fight, furthest sock throw, longest sock rope, highest number of socks caught by one person, number of socks rolled in a minute and more.

"The one I'm going for the most is the biggest sock fight in the world,” he said.

"They all work hand in hand pretty much, all up we'll be trying 10 record attempts.

"Outside of those ones, we'll also be trying things like most sock puppets.”

He said Murgon would well and truly make history with the event.

Neil Poterose is trying to break a number of sock world records.
Neil Poterose is trying to break a number of sock world records. Tobi Loftus

"It's the first time anything like this has been attempted in the world,” he said.

"There are some sock records that we're trying to break, but we're also creating a few new ones.

"We will get world records on the day. I can tell you that now as we are creating some.”

Mr Rose said he hoped people from the Guinness Book of World Records would be at the event to watch history in the making.

"I've contacted Guinness, but am waiting for an answer back,” he said.

"It's all going to be recorded anyway and I've actually been told by Guinness a Justice of the Peace and police can be judges on the day if need be.”

Mr Rose said for the event to be successful, it required socks to be donated.

"We have had socks donated already,” he said.

"People are donating them at the school. We're not going for most donated socks, although that probably would be one of the world records.

"I didn't even think of that one, but it's possible.”

Mr Rose said any odd socks whose twin had been lost in the washing machine, or socks with holes in them, were the perfect socks to be donated.

"There are a lot of kids' socks that have been donated,” he said.

"Old football socks are good for the rope. It's easier to get rid of things people don't want.

"We need people to donate as many socks as they can and as many people to come on December 2 as possible. The more people the better.”

Any profits from the event will go to the South Burnett PCYC.

"I used to work for the PCYC and they don't get a lot of help,” Mr Rose said.

"They provide a good service and want to expand further south in the Burnett.

"I've got a history with them, I find it's a good organisation.”

The special family fun day where the world record attempts will be made will be held at the South Burnett PCYC in Murgon on December 2 from 11am to 4pm.

It will cost $2 every time to join in the record attempt, and $10 for unlimited rides.

Topics:  guiness book of records murgon

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