88 skydiving ladies set a world record

skydiving "Pearls of Russia" world record YouTube.com

(CBS News) Some records are made to be broken. Other records you had no idea existed, but now that you do you definitely want to see them broken because it sounds awesome. For example, did you know the record for largest "flower formation" skydiving attempt is 84 people? Well, that was the record, until a group of skydiving ladies known as the "Pearls of Russia" showed up. Check out the record-breaking clip above.

Russia Today, who posted the video, had this to say:

The 88 member 'Pearls of Russia' women's skydiving team has just successfully pulled off a white, blue and red flower formation jump in the skies over Kolomna near Moscow, setting a world record for women's parachuting. Their first two attempts were not successful, but the third time was a charm. The previous world record was set by a German female team, which consisted of 84 members.


Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App