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How Many Naked Mexicans Does It Take to Break a Record?

For some reason, Mexico likes setting world records. Scratch that. LOVES setting world records. People will get nude, dance their heart outs, and cook massive amounts of food just to make a bit of history. Here are some singular feats accomplished by thousands of record-breaking Mexicanos.

The Largest Selfie in the World

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This past June, Mexico City set the record for the biggest selfie. Despite the fact that Guinness doesn’t have a selfie category, 756 people gathered by the Monumento de Niños Heroes to put on the biggest show the selfie stick has ever seen.

This kid was probably practicing that face for weeks:

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The Most People Kissing Simultaneously

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Yooo… that’s someone’s tío and tía getting down in public. On February 14, 2009, Mexico City’s own government organized that largest event of people kissing simultaneously. At the historic Zócalo, 40,225 people were counted kissing – an odd number, because kisses between more than 2 people were allowed.

However, these guys were out of luck:

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It shouldn’t be surprising that Mexico has broken the record for longest torta two years in a row. This year’s ginormous torta came in at a whopping 1,763 pounds (compared to last year’s 1653 pounds) and was measured at 214 feet (last year’s was 203 feet). Oh, and it only took them less than four minutes to make.

Looks like it tasted good, too:

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Finger lickin’ good.

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The Biggest Bowl of Guacamole

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Un mega chingo de guac, porfis. In March 2011, 600 students from the Technical Institute of Monterey churned out the world’s biggest mortar of guacamole. According to Jesús Saldaña, leader of the event, “[we] used 100 kilos of lemons to make sure that the guacamole wouldn’t spoil … we’re going to be handing out chips to students until it runs out.” Wait, that’s un chingo de chips, too.

The Most People Appearing Nude in a Photograph

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Photographer Spencer Tunick has traveled all over the world photographing mobs of nude folks. In 2010, he used a wide-angle lens to shoot a group of 2,500 posing in front of Sydney’s Opera House. In 2002, he organized a pig pile of 2,000 people in Parque Forestal in Santiago, Chile.

He raised the bar for himself when he got to Mexico City, a place home to nearly 9 million people, and was able to recruit 18,000 Chilangos for a record-breaking shoot in the Zócalo.

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The Biggest Tortilla Ever Made

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You’re gonna need a really big comal for that, btw. Back in 2013 in Tlalnepantla, a town in the state of Mexico, as an homage to Mexican culture and history, a group cooked the world’s largest tortilla – ringing in at nearly 10 feet and 440 pounds.

The Largest Choreographed Dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

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Mexicans love Maicol Yakson, too. A few weeks after Michael Jackson’s death, about 50,000 people gathered behind Mexico City’s Monumento de la Revolución to commemorate the king of pop by flash mobbing his famous “Thriller” dance.

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The Tallest Order of Hot Chocolate

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Perhaps a clever marketing gimmick from Nestlé, in November 2010, their Abuelita brand celebrated its 70th anniversary by brewing up 2,400 liters of hot chocolate – the biggest cup of hot chocolate ever made.

The Biggest Mentos and Coca Cola Explosion

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In August 2010, 2,433 people gathered at Six Flags Mexico City to conduct the wildest 5th grade science experiment of their dreams. They proudly beat the record set by 1,500 people in Singapore the month prior. No word whether the Mexican coke and Mentos explosion tasted better that American coke and Mentos explosions.

The Largest Parade of Classic Cars

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And you thought traffic in D.F. couldn’t get any worse. In May 2014, Mexico City beat Holland’s record for the world’s largest parade of antique cars. Guinness counted a total of 1,721 cars cruising down Reforma, and more than 250,000 spectators came to cheer them on.

The Largest Distribution of Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

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In 2012, then Mexican president, Felipe Calderón made Guinness World Records history for giving out the most energy saving light bulbs for free. 23 million energy-saving light bulbs were doled out to citizens of el monstruo. Calderón said that the light bulbs would decrease 1.4 million tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing 600,000 cars from the streets.

If you could break any world record, what would it be? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below. 

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