It turns out 242 people have never gotten together and done the Thriller dance. Who knew? It took only 2hrs for the organizer,Kevin Dua, a senior at The College of William and Mary to teach the dance to hundreds of volunteers who gathered at William and Mary's Sunken Gardens in front of Guinness officials last month. Official word that the record had indeed been broken by just under one hundred dancers was posted late last week.
And I thought for sure that the 1,500 prisoners at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines were the holders of this title. But, if you watch that video again, you'll see that only a small group of dancers actually do the entire dance. So, kudos W & M, you totally kicked those inmates' asses.
Let's hope Guinness got better shots, cause the YouTube video shot by students is absolutely terrible. Almost as terrible as some of the dancing you can just barely make out. Check it out after the jump.
But, if there is anything that the movies have taught us it's that these things always go much better with professional backup dancers posing as regular party guests.