October 11th, 2011
02:56 AM ET

White House to jump start Guinness World Record attempt

Michelle Obama takes to the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday to break a sweat with a group of local school kids as they join in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks over a 24-hour period.

To break the record, more than 20,000 people from around the world need to get on their feet and do jumping jacks for one minute. The White House event will be reviewed by an official from Guinness.

The recording-setting attempt is sponsored by National Geographic Kids. The "Let's Jump" rules say all jumping jacks must be done during a 24-hour period, starting at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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  1. fernace

    How fun! I'm having insomnia & could start right now! Also I'll be calling my niece & nephew (at an appropriate hr.) to do this with me! Excercise keeps us healthy & I thank our First Lady for being willing to keep reminding us of this!An apple a day Y'all.... OK here I go!!

    October 11, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeride

      It is so important to get kids out and active. If we can get children outdoors more often and moving we will offer the next generation an invaluable gift!

      October 11, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HI FERNACE, JOIN THE CLUB, IM READY TO RAM MY HEAD INTO THE WALL TO JUST SLEEP AFEW MORE HOURS!

    October 11, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    WELL ONE RECORD HAS A GOOD START,PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THINGS!

    October 11, 2011 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Look into ALL of the causes of the dysfunctional economy that is making our people unhappy.
    This situation does not exist because some people are rich.
    Throughout history, some people have always had much more that the general population.
    If I come to your house and steal half of your car, that won't make one car for each of us. That will only cause both of us to be without a car.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HEY LEAVE ME THE BACKSEAT SO I HAVE A PLACE TO SLEEP!IF I EVER OVERCOME INSOMNIA.

    October 11, 2011 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Hey, Dranorext and fernace:
    I have a secret.
    When I can't sleep, I take two Benadryl caplets (25 mg. each), available OTC. Don't do it every night.
    As for the–nay, the people's–car's back seat, I'm taking that for myself when I come for my fair share or your ostentatious wealth, because the back seat is my favorite of a car, for several reasons.

    October 11, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    TYPO:
    I meant "my favorite part" of a car.

    October 11, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    NOT JOEY!

    October 11, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    PHILIP ,I GUESS YOU NEVER GOT MY MESSAGE ABOUT THE SAME OLD SH!T. BE NICE? WORD PATTERNS? AIDS? OTC? DIAMONDS? DRUGS ARE BAD? CALL YOUR SELF CAPT CRUNCH IF YOU WANT. WE ALL KNOW ITS YOU !'!!!!!!!!

    October 11, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Where's my !!!?

    October 11, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Hmmm. Nude jumping jacks, eh.

    October 11, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u.

    Where do I sign up ? I can do about one in a row.

    October 11, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mad Ole Lady

    Wish I could join in but darn old people can't jump. Its a hip thing. Anyway it does sound like a fun idea to get people together.

    October 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    I'll be the official cheerleader.
    I'll have my panties on, however.

    October 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    January 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |