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Volunteers Needed for ‘Buried Life’ World Record Attempt

The cast of the MTV show will be at USF Wednesday to lead the event.

A Guinness World Record attempt will take place at the on Wednesday, and organizers are looking for volunteers to participate in the attempt and help the judge.

The cast of MTV’s “The Buried Life,” in which four men travel the country crossing off a list of things to do before they die, is coming to USF to lead the attempt for the greatest number of people participating in a speed mixer at a single venue.

According to the USF Oracle, the event will be taped for “The Buried Life,” which had been put on hiatus by MTV in October but could be returning since a new deal has been signed.

The attempt will take place on USF’s MLK Plaza. There will be pre-attempt activities and a rally, 11:30 a.m.-noon; the attempt, 12:15-1:30 p.m.; and a formal declaration and presentation by Guinness World Record Adjudicator Philip Robertson, 1:45 p.m.

Those 18 and older who would like to be involved as either a participant or a judge helper should be at USF by 11 a.m. to register, according to Cindy Kosydor, who is managing the attempt.

Participants will perform one-on-one speed discussions for 3 minutes before rotating to another discussion partner. Twenty, 3-minute rounds will take place, and a minimum of 250 participants is required to establish the record. A maximum of 1,000 will be included.

“The very official Guinness organization needs independent, objective ‘stewards’ to be part of the Guinness judging role,” Kosydor said of the 10 to 15 people needed to help the judge. “The volunteer function is to be the eyes and ears amidst the 250 to 1,000 participants to ensure they are adhering to the guidelines for the record attempt.”

The attempt is being hosted by Verizon Wireless Careers, “The Buried Life” and the USF Center for Student Involvement.

For more information, contact Kosydor at 314-302-1841 or ckosydor@gmail.com.

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