World of the Bizarre
542 people dress as Batman at the same time
By T.K. Randall
September 20, 2014 · 11 comments
More than 500 people dressed up as Batman at the event. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Pop Culture Geek
The bizarre scene set a new world record outside the Nexen headquarters in Calgary on Thursday.
There have been several cases of individuals dressing up as the Caped Crusader in recent years for purposes ranging from fighting crime to raising a smile, but this latest mass dress-up went a lot further both in terms of scale and ambition.
More than 500 employees of the oil and gas giant turned up outside the company's headquarters this week to raise funds for the United Way, an organization that works with charities across the United States.
In addition to raising money, the huge congregation of wouldbe Batmen also managed to secure a place in the Guinness Book of Records, each winning themselves the accolade of having participated in the world's largest gathering of people dressed as Batman.
"When we know we're united to do good, we have the power to make a difference," said Karen Young, vice-president and chief operating officer of the United Way of Calgary.
In total Nexen have managed to raise more than $17 million for charity over the last 20 years.
Source: Metro Calgary
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