Between 3 p.m. October 11, 2011, and 3 p.m. October 12, 2011, first lady Michelle Obama and National Geographic Kids will attempt to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks. All you have to do is one minute of jumping jacks!
The first lady will lead hundreds of local children in doing the iconic exercise on the South Lawn of the White House.
The event will be reviewed by an official from Guinness World Records and will signal the beginning of a 24-hour challenge. National Geographic needs more than 20,000 people to do jumping jacks to break the record. So get your friends, sports teams, afterschool groups–even your entire school–to participate!
To break the record, more than 20,000 people around the world will need to do jumping jacks for a minute.
The exact record to break is 20,425 jumpers, set on March 22, 2011.