Ukulele players in Långholmen, Stockholm, trying to break the world record in 2007. File photo: Scanpix
Obscure world records

Sweden sees ukulele world record broken

Sweden's world record Ukulele orchestra has been outsized by a Japanese equivalent. Over two thousand players gathered there over the weekend to break the world record in the number of orchestra members playing at once.

Last year, 1,547 people gathered in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, to pluck the four strings to a Swedish song. But on Saturday, 2,134 ukulele players gathered outside of Tokyo to break the record, BBC News Asia reports.

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