Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Longest string of beads - world record set by Shipwreck
LACEY, WA, USA -- Shipwreck
Beads in Hawks Prairie helped 74 volunteers to string
3,469 ft and 8 inches of beads in just 3 hours using an estimated
350,000 pony beads and setting the new world record for the
string of beads.
In addition to setting the new world record
for the Longest
string of beads, the event doubled as a fundraiser
for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County. (enlarge
For every foot of beads, the company donated
$1 to raise $3,470, said Pat Simmons, creative director at
Also on hand to verify the proceedings were
Lacey Police Cmdr. Dusty Pierpoint, former Lacey Mayor Virgil
Clarkson and current Mayor Graeme Sackrison. Lori Flemm, Lacey’s
Parks & Recreation director, measured the strand of beads.
The attempt at a record had to be set during
a 24-hour period, so it got under way at 9 a.m., Simmons said.
Eventually, 74 people showed up to string beads. They used
pony beads, which are plastic beads with large holes to make
it easier to string onto bead cord.
Some other statistics:
• The record attempt required an estimated 350,000
• About 50 spools of bead cord were used.
• Each spool had about 80 feet of cord.
The previous Guinness world record for the Longest
string of beads was set in China with a 402 feet and
2.76 inches in October.
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Ball of Paper-world record set by Enrique Miramontes and Ricardo
cigar-world record set by Jose Castelar
sock monkey-world record set by Cherylle Douglas
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December 30, 2009