Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09/13/pete_record_attempt/

Bloke called Pete seeks 1,999 namesakes

Attempts record-breaking Pete concentration

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 13th September 2005 14:34 GMT

You know how it is: you're trying to find a few hundred people with the same christian name as you so you can all get together and beat the world record for the biggest en masse gathering of namesakes when, devastatingly, you learn that some bloke called Mohammed has assembled 1,500 Mohammeds in Dubai, thereby taking the Guiness Book of Record laurels.

Well, that's exactly what happened to Pete Trainor, who has written to us for help in reclaiming the title for Britain. He's looking to find 2,000 Petes willing to congregate in London on 10 June next year in order to send the 1,500 Mohammeds packing.

Details are available at The Pete Collective. The total Petes pledged currently stands at 278, so that's 1722 Petes short of a critical mass of Petes.

Naturally, if every Blighty-based Reg reader named Pete were to sign up for this marvellously pointless bit of fun, there would be no chance of a successful pre-emptive strike by 5,000 Aussie Daves, or a vast Argentinian Miguel nucleus. Go to it. ®

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And the collective name for 2,000 Petes? A pester, we reckon...

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