19 Girls Cram into a smart for Guinness Record

If you are like us and can't let a single second go by without asking yourself how many girls can fit inside a smart fortwo, then we can put your mind at ease: the answer is 19. We have a sneaking suspicion that this is not the final answer, but it will have to do for now.

So how did 19 young girls from Pakistan find their way into the little city car? Well, Aymen Saleem, a second-year A’ Level student at Karachi Grammar School, was reading the newspaper in her living room, when she came across a story about the world’s largest cake. The story sparked her curiosity and soon enough she was searching for her very own record to break.

After a quick Internet search, she realized all she needed was 18 other small, willing volunteers and a smart, which she already had sitting in her driveway (a birthday present from her father Yousuf Saleem). Aymen and 18 other girls managed to break a previous record by fitting into the vehicle with its doors closed for five seconds. The previous official record holders were the Climb FitTeam of Australia, who compressed 18 students into a standard smart at the Warringah Mall, Sydney Australia on January 25, 2010.

Like a well choreographed ballet, the girls positioned themselves and crammed with precision one by one into the two-door car in layers. It only took them a minute to get inside, and not only they managed to break the world record, but they also succeeded in staying in the car for a grueling 10 seconds, double the current record time.

Naturally, the event was witnessed by representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records, so we can all expect to see the new record in the next installment of the brand’s book of ridiculous achievements.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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