Dreidel challenge puts new spin on breaking a Guinness World Record

On Sunday in Tel Aviv, 754 adults and children, including MK Tzipi Livni, successfully set a new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning.

December 21, 2014 16:47

MK Tzipi Livni and a group of children at the Guinness world record dreidel challenge in Tel Aviv. (photo credit: KFIR SIVAN)


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Almost 800 people took a spin — and succeeded — at breaking the world record for simultaneous dreidel spinning on Sunday, which included political candidate and MK Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) as one of the participants.

With Guinness World Record officials monitoring the 200-meter-long table, 754 adults and children successfully spun dreidels for 10 seconds in a row at the city's Sarona shopping compound. The previous record was for 377 dreidels.

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"We came here today to break a positive record," Livni said. "It's upon all of us to continue to create a better, more optimistic reality for our children and for all of Israel."

All of the dreidels were provided by Draydel House, a store known for creating luxury ceramic dreidels and themselves record holders for one of the largest dreidels in the world.

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