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Notary Certifies World Record For Nude Bathers On Spanish Beach

Notary Certifies World Record For Nude Bathers On Spanish Beach A Spanish Notary recently executed what may be one of the most bizarre notarizations of the year  witnessing and certifying the world’s largest collective nude-bathing event on El Playazo Beach in Vera, Spain. The Civil Law Notary certified that 729 nudists entered the water at the same time, taking the previous record from New Zealand and satisfying the requirements for inclusion in the Guinness World Record Book.

U.S. Notaries are not commissioned as civil law Notaries with the exception of Louisiana, Florida and Alabama and cannot act as the sole witness for a record attempt per the rules of the Guinness organization. They can, in some states, certify the copy of an affirmation executed by an independent witness to the event.

Laws regarding copy certification vary, with only two dozen states allowing certification for true copies of privately held documents such as business contracts or business correspondence. As an example, California only allows Notaries to certify a copy of an original Power of Attorney or a line item in their journal if requested to do so by the Secretary of State.

To learn more about the laws regarding copy certification, consult the primer for your state, or the U.S. Notary Reference Manual in print or online for members via My NNA Profile.

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