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This Year’s Smurf Gathering Brings Record Numbers

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What happens when the world’s largest group of Smurfs meet?

It’s a question nearly as old as time. Thankfully, humans in Germany finally have the answers.

The small town of Lauchringen, southern Germany, was this year’s host for the Smurf gathering. People from across the country aimed to break the Guinness World Record.

The official numbers confirmed by the Institute for Guinness showed that 2,762 people attended the march, successfully breaking the previous record. Apparently, the town is quite famous for these types of events, as the locals can attest.

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A local human/smurf (Credit: Reuters)

Sadly, 88 smurfs had missing clothes and accessories, disqualifying them from the final count. Regardless, the milestone was easily reached and no hearts were broken.

It was a happy day for smurfs and humans alike as people from all over the country met to dance, sing, eat, and laugh together in one blue community.

The Smurfs was a popular Belgian animated show running from 1981-1989. It was based on a comic book series and features lovable characters such as Papa Smurf, Brainy, and Clumsy.

In 2011 and 2013, two Hollywood feature films starring Neil Patrick Harris hit theatres. While the first one was a moderate success, the sequel was a critical and financial failure.

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