On March 29th, in honor of my birthday, NBC's Al Roker is once again going to try and put his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Roker already has his name in the Guinness book. In 2014, Roker, began Rokerthon by completing an uninterrupted 34-hour weather broadcast to break a Guinness World Record.
In 2015, Roker gave forecasts in all 50 states in under a week.
This year, for Rokerthon 3, he plans to visit five universities, including University of Tennesee, to break more records.
The other four universities have not been officially announced.
When Roker arrives, UT students will attempt to break the world record for the largest human letter, which is currently held by 3,373 people making a Q at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
The goal is to have at least 3,400 people on Shields-Watkins Field in Neyland Stadium to make a power T while Roker forecasts the weather from 7 a.m.–9 a.m. Guinness representatives will be present to verify the record.
“It's going to be a very special morning for the university and really a history-making moment for the university,” Director of Media and Internal Relations Karen Simsen said. “We know that it's asking a lot for students to come out, but it's also going to be a wonderful opportunity that hopefully they'll tell their kids about one day.”
H/T UT Daily Beacon