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It's a new world record: Hundreds of pregnant women doing yoga

There’s apparently a Guinness World Record for everything, and we have the video to prove it.

Nearly 500 women, in various stages of their pregnancies, came together in China to set the record for “most pregnant women doing yoga.”

They were required to complete all of the exercises, but were not required to decorate their baby bumps with various cartoon characters — although many did and proudly displayed them.

In all, 423 of the expectant mothers completed the task, which was good enough to set the record. There was no previous number to break, because shockingly, nobody had ever felt the need to attempt such a feat before them.

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Oddly, that’s not the strangest Guinness World Record on the books centered around pregnant women.


The record for longest ectopic pregnancy (one where gestation occurs outside of the womb, which is life-threatening to the mother) belongs to Marina Hoey, who gave birth in Belfast after 233 days (33rd week).

The largest gathering of pregnant women occurred on May 17, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa, when 1,164 expectant mothers turned out at the Coca-Cola Dome.