Bottling out of record

March 8, 2002

Student medics at the University of Newcastle were left with a giant hangover last week after their attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by drinking the largest ever tequila slammer failed because not enough students showed up.

The plan was for 600 students to each neck a shot in quick succession. But, despite several attempts to recruit drinkers, only 250 students showed up.

Organiser Mark Harrison blamed younger students for the failed attempt and said: "They didn't have the bottle."

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