People set on fire in world record attempt

21 people willingly engulfed in flames to break record

Published On: Oct 21 2013 08:22:37 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 21 2013 08:44:10 AM EDT
People willingly set themselves on fire
CLEVELAND -

First, the Browns left Cleveland. Then, LeBron left the city. Things have gotten so bad in Cleveland that people are setting themselves on fire.

Twenty-one people were set on fire on Saturday during a Guinness World Record attempt. The group broke the record for most people performing "full-body burns."

The previous record was set in 2009 when 17 people were engulfed in flames.

The volunteers wore several layers of special gel-soaked clothing for protection.