18 Nov '11, 4am

Leapin' leprechauns, it's Guinness records day

Leapin' leprechauns, it's Guinness records day

In keeping with the national theme, 262 members of the public in Dublin got into leprechaun costume to break the record previously set in the United States. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - Irish leprechauns, tea-sipping Britons, Australian ABBA impersonators and the oldest yoga teacher on the planet were just some of the people setting world records on Thursday. More than 300,000 people around the world took part in the seventh annual Guinness World Records Day, in which a number of records have already been confirmed. They included the largest cream tea party (334 participants) in Essex, England; the largest gathering of people dressed as leprechauns (262 participants) in Dublin; the oldest yoga teacher (91 years old) and the largest hula hoop workout (221 children) both in Florida. Ms Jane Malyon from The English Cream Tea Company, who hosted the Essex cream tea par...

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