by Andrew Crisp
During the holiday season, most folks know the Salvation Army's red kettles by the sound of ringing hand bells from the Christian charity's volunteers. The task requires dedication, but on Tuesday, Dec. 11, it will also require endurance.
The Salvation Army is offering anyone age 18 and older the chance to set an endurance record for bell-ringing. It might sound easy, but keep in mind the current record holder managed to last for 60 hours. We're assuming at that point, his or her arm fell off, but that's just a guess.
According to the Idaho Press-Tribune, applications for the 2012 Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest are due no later than Wednesday, Nov. 28, for those who want to show off their ringing skills.
Participants will compete to best the 60-hour record, and may participate at any of the Salvation Army's locations on Tuesday, Dec. 11.