The most people simultaneously twerking
New Yorkers twerk together — and more in our collection of strangely compelling feats
REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Big Freedia, "bounce connoisseur" and Fuse starlet, orchestrated a gathering in midtown Manhattan on Sept. 25 to set the record for the most number of people twerking in unison, SPIN reports. An official judge from Guinness presided over the ceremony, counting heads to see if the 250-twerker minimum was met and checking posture ("twerknique"). But the record is not free from scandal: RecordSetter notes that at least 1,945 attendees booty-shook at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, and that's a conservative estimate — it was more like 3,333, founder Don Rollman tells The Daily Beast.

Nikkitha Bakshani
Nikkitha Bakshani is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily and Matador Network.


Subscribe to the Week