Monday, March 30, 2009


Twenty-two college students from California have managed to recreate a famous feat that their predecessors achieved 50 years ago - they crammed into a phonebox. Teams from St. Mary's College of California competed to fit as many bodies as possible into a phone booth on Wednesday, a half-century after Life magazine published a now-famous photograph of 22 St. Mary's students in a phonebox. Phonebox-stuffing was a popular college activity in the 1950s. St. Mary's students matched the number in the 1959 image, though they failed to break the campus record of 24 set in 1984. College officials say a South African team set the world record of 25 in 1958.

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