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PwC Competing Against Shaving, Toys and Delicious Food for Guinness World Record Award

Did you know PwC is a Guinness World Record holder? No, not for most coffees fetched by an intern. Rewind back to September of last year:

Today, PwC US partners and staff throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada came together with thousands of local students and community organizations Playworks and Junior Achievement, to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for “The Largest Simultaneous Financial Literacy Lesson in Multiple Locations.” The record was accomplished with the support and participation of 841 PwC volunteers and 4,783 students in 18 different schools across three states. The initiative is part of PwC’s Earn Your Future campaign, a $160 million investment created to address youth education with a focus on financial literacy.

That is so touching. PwC really cares, you guys.

The competition is stiff, natch, because how do you put financial literacy up against ROCKY ROAD? Short, you don't. Unlike the time Rothstein Kass swept Going Concern March Madness "coolest firm" by voting their tails off, I really don't see how PwC can take on shaving, paper dolls and OMG cereal? They're screwed.

Here's what they are up against:

  • Astro Malaysia Longest underwater clean-up
  • Darrell Lea Confectionery Largest Rocky Road
  • Expedia Highest speed dating event on an aircraft
  • Fiji Airways Highest altitude wedding on an aircraft
  • Gillette Largest shaving lesson
  • Grupo Santander Largest Sports Trivia Competition
  • Kellogg’s Middle East Longest table, Largest cereal box & Largest cereal breakfast (attendance).
  • Macmillan Children's Books Longest chain of paper dolls
  • Mondelēz International The largest donation of toys in 24 hours
  • Nissan Middle East The heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car
  • Philips AVENT Largest online photo album of handwritten notes
  • Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom Largest Photo book
  • Sharp ME The largest packaged food mosaic
  • Sohu IT The largest smartphone ensemble

If you are proud of your firm and want to give 'em a hand, head over and vote. For the PwC haters out there, you know what to do.