Thousands of Indian kids brush teeth in unison for record

The earlier record was by 13,800 children at El Salvador in South America in 1995

By: AP | Bangalore | Published:January 8, 2016 4:14 pm
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Thousands of Indian children gathered in the southern city of Bangalore to brush their teeth, altogether, in an effort to raise awareness about good oral hygiene.

Dr. Girish Rao from My Dental Plan, a program that organized Thursday’s event, says the 17,505 kids from 20 schools who participated set a new record for mass teeth-brushing activity.

brushing teeth record,  world record, brushing new record, world records by india,  Guinness Book of World Records, bangalore kids brushing, bangalore news, india news Teachers brush their teeth as they join school children in an attempt to make a record in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.Thousands of students from different schools gathered in a single venue and brushed their teeth in an attempt to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records. (AP Photo)

The two-minute effort was witnessed by an international auditor who will submit documents to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Rao said in a statement that “the earlier record was by 13,800 children at El Salvador in South America in 1995.”

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