SA breaks record in Mini Cramming

2013-10-03 00:00

The girls from Jo’burg yesterday officially broke the Guinness world record, which was held by the Brits with 23 people, by getting two more bodies into the 40-year-old car in the Virgin-sponsored attempt.

The girls, who according to the Guinness world record standards, have to be taller than 1,5 metres and older than 18, said they had practised a lot to ensure they could break the record.

“The secret is to make yourself as thin as possible,” said Cazlee Pokpas (18), one of the competitors.

Claustrophobia was not a problem for any of the girls, for as soon as they had all contorted their limbs so that all the doors could be closed, they could disentangle themselves from the car again.

Branson personally closed the door when Pokpas and the other 24 girls had all sardined themselves into the Mini.

Jack Brockbank, a Guinness world record official with more than eight years’ experience, monitored the attempt. He said Mini Cramming was a popular record for people to aim at all over the world.

“I have attended many such attempts, but I must say this is one of my favourite attempts and I am very excited that the record now stands at 25.”

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