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Michelle Obama breaks jumping jacks record

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 joe Location: usa on Dec 12, 2011 at 05:01 PM
    id rather see her jump off a cliff
  • by Jeff Location: Lexington on Dec 12, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    I wish she would move...to China. If you move fast enough, maybe you could do jumping jacks all the way there.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 at 11:58 AM
    So What?! How does that make the sad situation of this county any better?!
    • reply
      by Bob on Dec 13, 2011 at 05:48 AM in reply to
      That's why this country is in this shape!! Too much worrying about jumping jacks rather than fixing the economy!!!


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