One poem in 111 languages3 August 2009 at 4:13 AM | Posted in News | 1 Comment
Just for fun, watch Ashrita Furman set a world record for the most number of languages in a poetry reading.
Here is the way NTDTV describes the event held on 15 April 2009:
“The man holding more Guinness World Records more than anyone reached the century mark by organizing a poetry reading.
“This time, New Yorker Ashrita Furman organized a reading of a poem in 111 languages. With this event, Furman now holds 100 Guinness World Records, an achievement no one comes close to matching.
“More than a hundred people read the poem at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. The poem was recited in widely spoken languages like English, Dutch and Korean, to less well-known languages like Bahkir, Galician, Inuktitut and Telugu.
“A Guinness representative presented Furman with a plaque recognizing his 100 current Guinness World Records.”