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Dutch Students Break World Record Planking

Dutch Students of the Technical University Eindhoven (TU / e) broke the world record “planking” Simultaneously on Friday.

1256 freshmen students lied face down with their arms by their sides, head to toe at the Philips Stadium for almost half an hour in a “safe plank” position – setting the world record for Most People Planking Simultaneously in One Place.

The old record was held by an Australian school. The record of the students from Eindhoven will be registered with the Guinness Book of World Records, said a spokesman for the TU / e.

Planking, the strange fad which involves lying face down in an unusual location and requires a photo taken of the participants, became an internet sensation this year.