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The big bed and breakfast

People having breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel in Beijing on Sunday during a challenge to set a world record for the most people having breakfast in bed together.

A Guinness World Record was achieved with 418 of the 490 participants being counted as valid while eating breakfast simultaneously in the space of five minutes. The attempt required participants not to touch their food before the start and to remain seated against the backrest while eating.

The previous record was held by the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in East Shanghai. The record at that hotel was set on Nov 12 last year and involved 388 people having breakfast in bed at the same time.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2015, with the headline 'The big bed and breakfast'. Print Edition | Subscribe