Hundreds of elementary school students at Black Pine Circle School, basically the entire student body and anyone else the school could rope in, dressed up as Albert Einstein in an attempt to set a record for the largest number of people dressed up as the late German-born theoretical physicist.
Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, a theory which stands tall alongside quantum mechanics as one of the two pillars of modern physics.
A total of 319 Einstein lookalikes were gathered at the record setting attempt, however, the final decision as to whether they’ll make it into the Guinness Book of World Records won’t be made until after the judges have had an opportunity to review the evidence.
According to Berkeley Side, evidence includes statements from witnesses as well as from stewards and video footage which includes aerial shots taken from a drone hovering above the gathering of Einsteins.
Berkeley’s Black Pine Circle published a tweet on their Twitter account which indicated that they were the 1st school in the U.S. to attempt an Einstein lookalike record.
— Black Pine Circle (@BPCK8) March 6, 2015
The Einstein costumes were provided by a staff member at the Black Pine school, Maureen Ray, who is also on the board of directors at the Contra Costa Civic Theater.
In other news worthy of Einstein’s intellect and obsession with science, scientists at Google researching quantum computing have found a solution to a qubits paradox in the form of a clever error checking system; the breakthrough places researchers that much closer to a quantum computer.
What do you think of these adorable little Albert Einstein lookalikes and their attempt at a Guinness World Record?