One Direction are about to attempt to break a totally inane Guinness World Record in conjunction with BBC Music Day. We are surprised it took them this long to try it.

According to Sugarscape, the quartet — whose cumulative average of hotness has significantly decreased since the sudden departure of Zayn Malik — will try to set a new record for the largest distance between people singing a duet together. Of all the records they could try to set, they choose this one.

The effort is set to take place on BBC Music Day, when the One Direction guys will team up with an act in Patagonia, South America, via the wonders of technology. So, the two acts will be 7,000 miles away from each other yet somehow will be able to play a show together, or at least a song. There aren't too many details about the attempt, but One Direction did comment on it, saying, "On BBC Music Day our tour will see us playing in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. We hope wherever you are you have as much fun as we will!"

They went on to say, "Music brought us together, and every day we love what we do. Get involved, play, sing and have a good time."

One Direction are currently on a two-month break from their millionth world tour, this time in support of their most cohesive record to date, the '80s-influenced pop-rock album Four. You can see a photo of the new version of One Direction minus Zayn, but do you really want to?

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