Guinness World Record in Twerking

A Guinness Book of World Records champion emerged in New York City as 358 certified twerkers gathered with New Orleans' TwerKween and Apostle of Ass-Shaking, Big Freedia, to bounce into victory. To read the article, “358 Twerkers Swarm Herald Square to Set World Record in NYC: ‘I Think I Broke My Back, But I Had a Great Time,’” click here.

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Above are the conditions that had to be met. Rule #5, “Twerking action must be synchronized, can be at own pace,” may not seem to make sense, but it does – you can twerk fast or slow, just as long as your cheeks dry-boink to the beat. No bonus points were given for clapping.

Here's Big Freedia receiving the certification for the world record. Looks like the awarding judge is really happy about it, perhaps because the fine young woman next to him is about to grab his crank.

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A close examination of videos made of the Freedia's mass twerk, however, shows that lots of people in the crowd might have believed they were twerking when actually, Lord knows what they were doing, just like certain former child stars who claim to do the dance. But the crowd was upbeat, friendly, and gave it their best, be that as it may. For the sake of this world record, it's the thought that counts.

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Photo: JB Nicholas/New York Daily News

Photo: JB Nicholas/New York Daily News

Photo: JB Nicholas/New York Daily News

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