Yo-Yos Take Guinness Title at FIU

Over 550 people walk the dog for world record

It was an up and down day at FIU yesterday that ended with over 500 yo-yo-wielding yo-yos celebrating their entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Some 550 students and community members simultaneously yo-yoed for three minutes, smashing the previous record of 400, at the Miami campus.

The group came together to raise awareness about the problems with yo-yo dieting and to promote the benefits of nutrition and exercise.

"It was a great success, we broke the record," said David Pollack, with Molina Healthcare of Florida, a sponsor of the event. "I think we were able to raise some awareness here for a healthy lifestyle."

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