Yesterday was Guinness World Records Day for 2010, and for the fourth year in a row a new record was set for most nationalities in a sauna.
Maximare in Hamm, Germany gathered 130 people from 91 countries in their sauna. The sauna session lasted for 5 minutes at a rather mild 60°C (140°F). To make the photo press-friendly, each participant wore a t-shirt showing their nationality instead of the standard sauna attire. Guinness is expecting to certify the record next week.
On the 2009 Guinness World Record day, the University of Finland gathered people from 76 countries in their sauna. This broke a run of records by the Japanese: 57 nationalities in Beppu city in 2008, 50 nationalities in Nagoka in 2007 and 38 nationalities in Kobe in 2005.
Therme Erding near Munich also participated in the Guinness World Records Day, adding 7 new records. Five of the records were for longest distance traveled in a water slide in a set period of time, including Stephanie Hammers who broke the women’s 24-hour record by sliding over 100km (62 miles). One was for the largest swimwear fashion show, with 268 participants. Their Magic Eye water slide also took home a record for the longest enclosed water slide at 365 meters long (1,198 ft).
All of these records should be published in the Guinness World Records 2011.