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Balloon hat record attempt comes up short in Mt. Lebanon

| Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 11:09 p.m.
Emily Harger | TRIB TOTAL MEDIA
Rob 'Splotchee' Brinkley of Slate Lick laughs with his fellow Shriner Jerry 'Dots' Sciullo in the middle of Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon that was closed off for the Mt. Lebanon Ultra Party where participants attempted the Guinness World record for the most balloon hats in one area during on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The Shriners made all of the balloon hats, which took approximately 14,000 balloons. The Ultra Party's attempt to break the record, which needed more than 4,017 balloon hats, fell short with only 2,122 participants.

People attending Mt. Lebanon's ULTRAparty on Saturday night tried to break a world record for the most people wearing balloon hats in one location, but the effort came up short.

The current record is 4,017, set in 2007. Numbered wristbands were used, and the Mt. Lebanon Partnership, which organized the event in the Uptown business district, planned to send documentation to the Guinness Book of World Records if enough people donned hats.

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