Ahoy Matey: World Record attempt is a success

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World Record Success on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
World Record Success on International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Richard with Captain Morgan
Richard with Captain Morgan

There was a successful world record attempt made in Dublin earlier today that is definitely worth shouting about.

The world’s most famous pirate, Captain Morgan docked in Dublin today to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day (yes it's a thing!) which is being celebrated tomorrow all over the globe.

The swashbuckling hero challenged renowned New York celebrity voice coach Richard Fink IV to beat the existing official Guinness World Record for the longest continuous vocal scream… or as the Captain would say, the longest ‘Aaaaarrrggghh’!

A choir of ‘Morganettes’ (they are the pretty girls in red) gathered on Grafton Street, Dublin in support of Mr. Fink on the eve of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and with the help of Captain Morgan who held his hand throughout, he smashed the existing record (25 seconds), setting a new Guinness World Record of 39.84 seconds!

Easy? Not so. Official guidelines stated the scream must be held continuously at 80 decibels or over for the duration of the record attempt, the equivalent noise output of a food blender or a DART commuter train passing by at a distance of 20 metres away.

Richard commented: "I am very excited to be a special guest and honorary crew member of Captain Morgan in Dublin and to have officially generated the most epic AAAARRRGH in recorded history".

Richard Fink IV is a celebrity vocal coach and founder of THROGA (throat-yoga - yep, that's a thing too apparently), a unique voice training routine. In addition to being the Guinness World Record holder for the longest continuous vocal note (1:43mins), he has been labelled the “world’s leading vocal coach” by the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with several multi-platinum selling artists and other vocalists in nearly 100 countries around the world, spanning all 7 continents.