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Joey Fatone helps break pillow fighting record

The number of participants in the Super 8-sponsored pillow fight topped the previous Guinness record by just one person.

By Ben Hooper

BROOKINGS, S.D., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Guinness World Record for largest pillow fight was broken at South Dakota State University with 4,201 people, including NSYNC's Joey Fatone, organizers said.

Motel chain Super 8, which sponsored the attempt Saturday to celebrate its 40th anniversary, said the number of participants topped the previous record, set only a few months ago, by just one person.

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The attempt took place Saturday at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium during a game against rivals University of South Dakota.

Fatone gave a countdown on the stadium's screen and the pillow fight then lasted for the Guinness-mandated 60 seconds.

"Super 8 came to me with the whole idea as far as coming here and kind of kicking it off," Fatone told KSFY-TV. "I think due to the fact that with me, what you see is what you get. I'm always energetic, always have fun, so they said, 'we'd love to have Joey Fatone and start off the fun.' I said, 'Hey, I'm all for it, so let's do it.'"

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