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1,580 Superheroes at L.A. Live Set New World Record

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Costumed superheroes set a new world record yesterday in Downtown at L.A. Live, according to CBS.

The Guinness Book of World Records' count was 1,580, now the "largest number of costumed crusaders gathered in one place, at one time," and a toppling of the previous record by 79 people. "They came from Arizona. They came from New York. They came from places like Metropolis and Gotham City, and, allegedly, arrived by invisible jets, human flight, teleportation, and Batmobile," kidded Blogdowntown.

The event was coordinated as a promotional event for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Megamind, starring the voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey, which opens in November.