Friday, September 07, 2007

48,066 feet (and just as many cavities) to go

A friend here at work took up the hobby of stringing her Starburst wrappers into a chain. It’s about 11 feet long now. That’s an effing lot of wrappers.

Not the most though. From Wikipedia:

“Gary Duschl won a Guinness World Record for the longest gum wrapper chain, officially recorded at 48,077 feet… In Duschl's step-by-step instructions on how to make a gum wrapper chain, he states that it is possible to make a chain, of the same size as that of a gum wrapper, out of a Starburst wrapper.”

So let’s do the math. If my work friend estimates that her 11 foot chain contains about 275 wrappers, how bored do I need to be to continue this post?

1 comment:

hoffmann said...

laugh - out - loud