Michelle Obama Breaks Jumping Jacks Record

By: AP
By: AP

Michelle Obama is now a world record holder.

The first lady announced in an email Monday that her October bid to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period succeeded. Mrs. Obama says 300,265 people participated, shattering the old record.

In order to achieve her goal, Mrs. Obama led about 400 elementary and middle-school students from Washington in jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House. Other jumping jacks events were held around the world on Oct. 11.

The event was a part of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative to promote physical fitness and healthy eating for children.

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  • by Common Sense Location: C/S on Dec 12, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    "She" didn't do it...she was one of 300K plus. Oh brother....
  • by Jerry on Dec 12, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    Wow, I bet the rest of the World is impressed!
  • by Greg on Dec 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    There'd be a lot more than that if she would get all the unemployed folks to do jumping jacks.
  • by Mr X Location: se spgs on Dec 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    wtf! and who cares? if this was written on toilet tissue i might of had used it instead of t paper!
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