Thrill seekers at a UK theme park helped drinks firm Dr Pepper set a new record when 169 people crammed into a pair of giant Y-Fronts to set the record for Most People In One Pair Of Underpants.
The attempt, which took place at Thorpe Park in Surrey, required 57 people to beat the previous record set on Guinness World Records Day in October 2011 by charity Pants To Poverty in London’s Docklands.The existing record stood at a waistband-stretching 57 people – but this figure was well and truly smashed as 169 Dr Pepper fuelled record breakers squeezed into a single pair of Y-fronts.
Despite the park’s adrenalin-inducing rides, the unusual record bid proved to be a huge draw, with a large crowd of spectators gathering to see the participants climb into the enormous undies which measured 10m width and 3m 51cm in height.
The attempt formed part of the Texas beverage manufacturers ‘pants or prizes’ campaign.
Dr Pepper is a soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor. The drink was created in the 1880s by Charles Alderton of Waco, Texas and first served around 1885. Dr Pepper was first nationally marketed in the United States in 1904, and is now also sold in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, Australia,New Zealand (as an imported drink), South Africa (also as an imported drink), and South America. Variants include a no high fructose corn syrup version, Diet Dr Pepper, as well as a line of versions with additional flavors, first introduced in the 2000’s.