Geez, we hate to quibble with the fawning media coverage accorded this woman, but to claim she has set a world record is absurd. Obviously these “world records” don’t mean much when you get a few hundred thousand kids to jump up and down and call it a record.
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.