Attempt For Underwear Record In Times Square Falls Short

Report: Only 779 People Showed Up; Record Is 2,270

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A crowd gathered in Times Square this week in an attempt to set a record for the number of people in their underwear, but the attempt fell far short.

Online underwear retailer FreshPair.com made an attempt Monday to set a world record for the largest gathering of people wearing only underwear. Monday was also National Underwear Day.

But a Huffington Post report said only 779 people showed up, not even close to the record of 2,270 in Salt Lake City in 2011.

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FreshPair.com made light of the failure to beat the world record by tweeting a humorous graphic Tuesday.

Accompanied by photos – some of them strategically censored – the company joked that the record fell short because “Naked Cowboy has a monopoly on Times Square,” “Naked Cowgirl broke her G-string,” and finally, “Weiner came” – showing a man wearing only boxer shorts, a tie and an Anthony Weiner mask as he held two handwritten signs at the event.

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