Baltimore Artist Plans Worlds Longest Game of Telephone

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Clear your calendar for Sunday, May 22. That’s the day that Baltimore artist Lexie Mountain will host what she hopes will be a record-breaking game of telephone at The Walters Art Museum.

Breaking the current record listed in the Guinness Book of World Records will require at least 1,330 participants willing to line up and whisper a sure-to-be-garbled message in their neighbor’s ear. “It made even more sense to attempt this in Baltimore,” Mountain notes,  “the first city to receive the first text message ever when Samuel Morse tapped out ‘What Hath God Wrought?’ in 1844.”

The experiment may still be a month in the future, but anything this wild requires some serious pre-planning. If you’d like to be part of this record-breaking event, you’ll need to register in advance here; you can also recruit your Facebook friends to participate, too.



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