World Record Attempt - Three monkeys

The World Hepatitis Alliance is planning a Guinness World RecordTM attempt to celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2012. We expect that many organisations around the world will take part in the record on the same day, 28th July 2012.

Record title

The most people performing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world.

Record theme

These actions relate to a proverb known as the three wise monkeys. These monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. There are many meanings attached to the proverb, but mostly it is used to refer to those who deal with problems by refusing to acknowledge them. This theme has been chosen to highlight that around the world hepatitis is being ignored. Through publicity around the event we hope to encourage people to confront hepatitis.

Record attempt

Repetition of the three monkeys actions, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.


28th July 2012 at 12:00 PM (midday) at the RWC carpark (Roger Wright Centre), 27 Cashel Street.