China Now Owns The Guinness World Record For Most People Simultaneously Playing Chinese Lutes

Does anyone know what qualifies as a Guinness World Record anymore? Parallel parking? Check. Most bras unhooked in one minuted? You gotcha. (Youku version here.) Most cats stacked on a balance beam? They should! Fewest licks to the center of a Tootsie pop? Call Guinness up.

On Thursday, 2,012 pipa performers got together in Jilin province to play traditional Chinese tunes and set a new world record, according to Xinhua. No one knows what inspired these brave souls to do this. No one knows what the previous record was. This just happened, and that is all. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

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