More than 300 people put on their googly eyes and set a new new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing googly eye glasses.

And with Halloween right around the corner the timing couldn't be better.

The glasses have been around since 1919, but Jonathan Glatt from party and costume supply company Private Island Entertainment, said he thought it would be fun to bring the idea to the people at Guinness World Records after watching the 1988 comedy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

SOUNDBITE: Jonathan Glatt, Chief executive of Private Island Entertainment, saying (English):

"The idea of the googly eyes comes from more or less, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' when Christopher Lloyd was wearing googly eyes and they fell out of his head. So, I was watching the movie, thought it would be a really good idea, and that's what the Guinness Book of World Records deemed to be a great idea."

The last Guinness World Record set of people wearing zany costume eyewear was in 2009, when 4,436 people wore Groucho Marx spectacles in Chicago.

 

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