Honestly, we haven’t paid that close attention to all the records that China has broken this year (we are only human after all), but we would be remiss if we failed to mention what happened over the weekend.
On Saturday 30,000 aunties from all around China danced together, as one, shattering the record for the largest choreographed square dance in human history. What a time to be alive.
Actually, no clue what the ladies were shaking it to, but we do know that these 30,000 dancing aunties were broken up into six cities across the country — Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi’an and Chengdu.
The Shanghai aunties were forced to dance for five minutes and 40 seconds in the rain, meanwhile the weather looked pretty nice in Shenyang.
We also have no clue how Guinness officials actually oversaw this countrywide square dance, but we gotta assume that they have quite a few staff members available over here already.
This coordinated mass movement appears to end any hopes that the government had of controlling its rollicking dancing aunties after a brief and ill-fated attempt at regulation last year.
Can’t stop the music.
Or its influence on the next generation.
[Images via NetEase / China Daily]