• Mini Sets Another Pair of Quirky World Records

Not a lot of people know that yesterday, November 15, was actually Guinness Book of World Records day. What better way to get a little extra notoriety than setting a record on a day that celebrates people setting records?

German automaker MINI knows a thing or two about records, so do you think that it’d let a day like this pass without attempting to set a few of its own?

Yeah, right.

First record up was fitting the most number of people into a Mini Cooper hatchback. Last year’s record of 27 was inevitably thrown to the wayside after Mini somehow managed to shoehorn 28 - yes, 28! - people inside the Cooper. Four of those 28 people somehow fit inside the trunk.

On top of that, Mini also managed to have 23 of these same people to fit inside a classic Mini, a car that’s significantly smaller than the modern model that’s out on the market today. That beat the old record of 21 people.

We really don’t know why these records are important other than being pretty useful trivia questions in a future drinking session with your buddies. But hey, it was the Guinness Book of World Records day, and everyone, Mini included, should be excused for trying to put their names on the record books - even for something as odd as these records.

At least they didn’t try to set wearing the most underwear in one sitting like some people did.

Click past the jump to see the video wrap-up of the day’s events, including the Mini record.

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  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

I maintain my perspective. they could do other things even more useful from many points of view

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

i think today becomes more difficult to relax and de-stress ourselves, so I find welcome this kind of activities

  (397) posted on 11.20.2012

do not get the insane desire of some people to do stupid and useless things...

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

I support them and I’m so sorry I could not attend live. it’s such a pittysmiley

  (377) posted on 11.20.2012

I am very happy to see that some still manage to enjoy the little things!

  (349) posted on 11.20.2012

if that makes many people happy, why not do it?

  (341) posted on 11.20.2012

some have crazy ideas smiley))

  (346) posted on 11.20.2012

28? seriously? waiting to load the movie because I do not believe until I see this

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