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Alberta festival attempts 'Baby Shark' record with over 1,000 dancers

By Ben Hooper

July 22 (UPI) -- A Guinness World Record attempt at a festival in Alberta gathered more than 1,000 people to perform the dance moves to viral children's song "Baby Shark."

Organizers at the attempt, at Edmonton's 10-day K-Days exhibition, said more than 1,000 people performed the dance moves to the song Sunday in an attempt to break the Guinness record.

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"Baby Shark" was released in 2015 by South Korean education brand Pinkfong and went viral when a YouTube dance video earned nearly 3 billion views on YouTube.

A British Elementary School announced earlier in July that it had set the "Baby Shark" dance record with 350 people performing the dance.

The K-Days event, if verified by Guinness, would capture the record. Organizers said evidence is being submitted the record-keeping organization.

"There's a lot of rules for Guinness," Lindsay Crowe told CTV News Edmonton. "It's a very strict process and we had to have the right number of volunteers, right number of cameras watching, lots of different little technical things."

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