Pittsburgh takes the win

By Pitt News Staff

Pittsburgh may not win any sports championships this year, but it does have a new title to add to its collection. Pittsburgh took 54.32 percent of the votes in the final round of Gawker’s “America’s Ugliest Accent” poll, which ended this week, against Scranton, Pa. Roughly 19,000 people voted in the finals.

Sponsored by Giant Eagle and in celebration of its newly released name-brand cookies, the company invited Pittsburghers to help break the Guinness World Record for cookies simultaneously dunked in milk on Oct. 14. A record 2,152 people came out to the event, breaking the previous record of 1,796 people in India in 2013. 

Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino set a new Guinness World Record for cooking the largest pierogi on Oct. 8. The pierogi, which had to weigh more than 110 pounds and three ounces to qualify, weighed 123 pounds.