Webcomic: Riding the Himalaya


Did you know that North Lower Bayheightsville is in the Guinness Book of World Records?

Gloria Madden, who resides at 352 Ship Ave., set the record for the most consecutive turns taken on an amusement park ride with 5,367. It took her riding the Himalaya at the boardwalk for five hours straight to beat the record of 5,234, previously held by the Super Himalaya ride in Coney Island.

After setting the record, an extremely-dizzy and green-faced Mrs. Madden remarked to officials, “See, and Mrs. Sossich in the third grade told me I’d never amount to anything!” She laughed before vomiting in a trash can for 45 minutes, nearly breaking another world record.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor


Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer as It’s a Shore Thing follows the adventures of the Featherstone family as they run the family bed and breakfast in out-of-the-way North Lower Bayheightsville.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal