FUJI, Japan — When I was in elementary school, my friends and I were the nerdy kids who played jump rope games at recess instead of soccer (that is, when we weren't doing homework or helping our teacher out in the classroom — I wasn't exaggerating the "nerdy" part).
Our games usually involved some sort of song or rhyme, and our "tricks" were about as elaborate as spinning around or touching the ground between jumps. Needless to say, my friends and I were nowhere near as cool or talented as the kids in this video.
The Guinness World Records video features 14 students from Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School in Japan who just broke an unbelievable record for skips over a single rope in one minute by a team.
The video shows the 12 jumpers on the team running in a single file line, then seamlessly jumping through the rope at what is basically lightning speed. A jump rope video might not sound that exciting, but trust me, you'll want to watch this one. These kids make breaking a world record look easy.
This team ended up setting the record at 225 group skips in one minute, with each team member leaping over the rope more than 18 times. The previous record was set at 217 skips in 2013 by another group of Japanese elementary school students.