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Celebrating a world record!

Augustana College, Whitey's Ice Cream and the community gathered to celebrate the Guinness World Record set for the longest chain of people licking ice cream April 27.

The celebration included eating Augustana Viking Pride ice cream, signing a world record banner to display throughout the Quad Cities and posing for pictures with the record certificate. The college and the community came together on April 20, 2010, to beat the record set in 2009 by 2,500 people in De Valladolid, Spain. Augustana chose to challenge the record with the new Whitey's ice cream flavor, "Augustana Viking Pride," which was created to honor the college's sesquicentennial.