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Gimme Five... 1,363 Times

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    Hundreds of Hoffman Estates high school students slap hands with their mascot in a bid to smack down the Guinness World Record for most high-fives in an hour. (Published Friday, Sep 10, 2010)

    Hundreds of Hoffman Estates high school students slapped hands with their mascot, Flash, Friday afternoon in a bid to smack down the Guinness World Record for most high-fives in an hour.

    The current record stands at 408 high-fives. Boaz Frankel set the record at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Ore., on October 23, 2006.

    One by one students filed into the football field near the school, delivering a high five -- no underhands, down lows or fistbumps allowed -- to a purple lightning bolt standing outside.

    The final tally in the school's effort:  1,363 in one hour.

    The Hoffman Estates kids worked in conjunction with Northwest Special Recreation Association to get the skin trading record done. NWSRA hoped to raise awareness about the need for community volunteerism with the event.

    Guinness will take some time to verify the record.