Orange Coast Magazine - Great Moments of 2011

Year in Review

Great Moments of 2011

Illustrations by Bruce Hutchison / Photographs by Carly Hebert

Now that 2011 has come and gone, it's time to offer a celebratory salute and final farewell to the year's most memorable moments, mishaps, and misdeeds. It was a calvalcade of weirdness, but don't blame us. All we did was read the local papers.

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Record-Setting O.C.

118 People 5 foot and taller who crowded onto a stage outside the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana as bubble artist Fan Yang encased them in a double-hulled, triple-chambered, roofless soap bubble. The folks from the Guinness Book of Records said 33 other participants didn’t meet the height requirement, but the effort still qualified for a record.

4,488 Competitors who helped UC Irvine regain the Guinness record for staging the world’s largest dodge ball game in September. The school set the record in 2010 with 1,745 players, only to lose it after the Rochester Institute of Technology later staged a game featuring 2,136 players. This year’s T-shirt slogan: “Bring It On … Again.”

27,080 Angels fans who set a Guinness record in May for the largest gathering of people wearing masks—wrestling masks, to be exact—during the fifth-inning of a game. After losing 6-2, the visiting Chicago White Sox were the ones trying to slink out of the stadium incognito.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue of Orange Coast magazine.

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