NJ school's record breaking pie fight

November 11, 2010 5:46:08 PM PST
It was like a scene from that old movie 'Animal House," but this food fight was about as big as they get.

In an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest pie fight ever, students at the Lawrenceville School baked over 1,500 chocolate custard pies and then began hurling them at each other.

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"It's the most fun ever. The minute I got in there I just clapped someone with my pies right in the face," student Charles Kerr said.

"Semi-disgusting to have a pie go down your face, but it was so much fun," student Mina Shakarshy said.

"It was a war zone, I'm not going to lie, all over the place. It was crazy," student John Victor said.

They needed 435 people to beat the world record. Organizers said they had over 600, "pudding" them in a position to lock up the title. And the best part? This big, sticky mess raised over $10,000 for the trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

"I'm so happy, I'm glad that we could give back to TASK-Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. I'm glad our school community could come today. Great weather, thank you weather!" pie fight organizer Nathan Brody said.

In order to qualify for a world record Guinness requires attention to detail: the pies have to be a certain width and weight and they have to be edible.

"It tastes delicious. I love chocolate, but not necessarily in my hair," student Katherine Comly said.

Food fights are not typical behavior at this exclusive school.

"These kids work hard. They do lots and lots of good and sometimes they just want to be little kids, too," Dean Nancy Thomas said.

But unlike most little kids, they actually cleaned up after themselves when it was all over!


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