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A new Mini record set as 28 gymnasts cram into one tiny car

Seeing the new Guinness World Record being set by these participants using not only a classic Mini, but also a new 2012 Mini will give you new respect for clowns.


While the picture to the right may just look like a typical night out for a group of college girls, in reality, it's the culmination of not one, but two new Guinness World Records being set.

A team of gymnasts from East Sussex in England have set the world record for the most people stuffed inside a 2012 Mini and for the most people stuffed into a classic Mini. The 28 flexible ladies (many of whom are single, guys) crammed themselves into a MINI Hatch in Potters Fields Park, London, breaking their own record of 27 people from last year.

For those who are curious, you can fit four people into the boot (trunk) of a Mini if you really, really have to and they're flexible.

After celebrating breaking their own record, the team then headed to ITV studios nearby and attempted a second record live on the popular British morning show This Morning where they squeezed 23 ladies into a classic Mini to beat the previous record for that car by two full-grown people.

Today is Guinness World Record Day and more than 400,000 people around the world are making attempts at setting or breaking Guinness records around the world. Today is marked as the anniversary of November 15, 2004 when Guinness World Records became the best-selling copyright book.

Here's video of the records being set:

Reference: NewPress