Kelly Ripa Just Low-Key Set a Guinness World Record & It Wasn’t Her First

Today, Live with Kelly and Ryan hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest set a Guinness World Record when they made the largest elephant’s toothpaste fountain (whatever that is). But this wasn’t Ripa’s first entry in the World Record book. In fact, she’s logged three world records. 

Ripa and Seacrest teamed up with their friend Science Bob Pflugfelder to conduct a little science experiment that combined 40 liters of hydrogen peroxide and two buckets of sodium iodide. Their mixture caused a chemical reaction that produced thousands of gallons of blue foam that looked like toothpaste being squeezed from a tube, hence the name. The fountain measured in at 13.07 cubic meters and squashed the previously held record of 5 cubic meters. 

The longtime Live host’s fascination with record breaking all started when she set the Guinness World Record in 2006 for the most banana cream pies tossed in her mouth in one minute (ahem, 24). In 2010, she employed the help of Anderson Cooper to play the largest game of human mattress dominoes, because doesn’t that sound amazing? But that’s not all. She also got pretty, pretty close (.2 liters close) to stomping the most grapes in one minute ever recorded in 2011. One might say she got close, but no cigar syrah.

There you have it: Kelly Ripa is basically an IRL Lucy Ricardo.


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