WHITE HOUSE (CNN) – Jumping with excitement, First Lady Michelle Obama and hundreds of local school children attempted to make their way into the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mrs. Obama, also known today as the "Jumper-in-Chief", led 400 kids from schools in the DC area ages 8-14, to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. She kicked the challenge off at 3:00p on the South Lawn of the White House with one minute of continuous jumping jacks. The attempt will continue with groups of children around the country jumping until tomorrow afternoon. More than 20,425 jumpers are needed to break the record.
The event was witnessed by officials from the Guinness Book of World records, along with former Olympic skater Michelle Kwan who served as an independent judge.
NBC "Today" host Al Roker, who served as the emcee for the event, was tasked with keeping the kids in straight lines with enough room to do their jumping jacks. Once the clock started ticking, those lines disappeared and the first lady was mobbed by jumping kids.
Ms. Obama used the event as a way to promote her initiative "Let's Move!" which promotes healthy eating and exercise for America's children.
"What we’re going to show people today is that moving is fun, right?," she said. "You can do it just dancing around in your backyard. You can get moving if you’re walking your dog. Or you can get moving doing some jumping jacks, right? There are so many ways to keep moving. "
And keep moving is what they did. Once the one-minute of jumping jacks was over, Mrs. Obama was mobbed by children wanting to meet her. At one point, Secret Service agents had to step in to give her some space from the celebrating mob.
HOW COME ALL THE KIDS ARE BLACK LOLL THERE IS LIKE 4 WHITE KIDS
Joe – do the voices in your head ever tell you to shut the $#@% up?
When barack got elected, his administration had to invent a cause for michelle.
So, they shamelessly decided to use children to provide michelle with a wholesome image.
For 3 years we have been bombarded with fabricated photo ops, and manufactured P.R. to
sell michelle to the American public ... and, after thousands of hours, andmillions of dollars spent, the American people can still see through this transparent charade. The obama's are shameless self-serving cons, the mainstream media are their shills, and the American people are their marks.
I assume those who count people by their color lack intelligence.
Thank you First Lady for keeping up the positive work.
Nice positive story here. It's not like any real news is going on in the whitehouse that CNN could report on. Maybe a story on Fast and Furious or Green Gate or maybe even the top aid to BO who has run an ad to recruit and pay people to be part of the Flea Party Group or maybe even a story on the millions spent on vacations the pres didn't go on?
Why would anyone want to know the truth on issues like this when we can tell a story about the first lady jumping around. Great job CNN, no wonder your ratings, and the ratings of every liberal newspaper in the country, are in the toilet.
I think that's great!!!
I would not want this hater of America around my child. No telling what kind of desease she has.
Field – have you met John and Joe? They're just as stupid as you are. Why not 'friend' them on Facebook? I'm sure you would have an enlightening discussion.
Frankly, I wouldn't want my grandchildren and great-grandchildren around you. Look at that group of kids they are enjoying every minute....as is our beautiful first lady.
BTW what is a desease?
Michelle is a wonderful role model for our children. She is intelligent, humble, gracious, compassionate and cares about People – she is genuine. She has great personal projects – we have a huge obesity problem and she is addressing it positively. We are not treating our veterans with respect or gratitude. Michelle and Jill Biden are changing that.
I love the Obamas. They are such good and decent people with REAL values. They don't run around talking about them -they just act with character, integrity, and with actual morality and family values. Thank goodness for REAL people living in the White House. Let's keep them there.
Thank you First Lady !
Each one of those children are smiling , great to see kids getting along.
Only if the grown ups in congress would try !
I wish the congress men women would read your post.
Nothing but good energy. Lead by example. She is an awesome first lady.
I don't think ramming all this nanny state stuff down people's throats will help her husband win re-election. The more controlling a government is, the less popular it will be. And I'm NOT a conservative.
Petra – take your pill and shut up. She's trying to encourage children to exercise. There's no "government control" here. Willing to bet your 50+ pounds overweight, chubster.
Oh you must be one of those who don't vaccinate so old people now get whooping cough from your kids, and
you want your overweight kids in front of the TV overloaded on fat and carbs.
She must be one of the ten ugliest women alive!
It seems you've just stolen the title.
yeah and you're probably one of the ugliest "A" Holes to comment. Jerk. Get a life!
At least she is in the white house and judging from your comment which shows the kind of person you are, you may never get to the door much less inside. By the way she has guts and intelligence, something you lack.
What is the matter with you. Don't you a the decency to respect your fellow human beings? I pray that you may understand what it means to be a human being.
Deep issues combined with shallow thoughts, you have.
On the list right below your mother.........troll
You mean after your wife, mother, and 7 daughters.
And I am sure she is still jumping! Or was that only for the photo op?
If Dolly Madison was a better First Lady, this country has been hugely blessed twice. It is easy to love the lovable.
one of the greatest First Ladies of all time! She reminds me alot of Eleanor Roosevelt who cared so much about the children. Bless you, Michelle, Bless you!
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