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Half a mile lollipop line breaks Guinness World Record!

Published: Oct 2022

A South African aquatic rescue charity has broken a Guinness World Record with lollipops.

Twenty-seven volunteers from Station 5 of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) joined forces to attempt the candy-arranging record on the Durban Beachfront Promenade.

The volunteers gathered on the promenade to assemble the lollipops. In order to achieve the record, the line had to be at least 9,999 lollipops long and each one had to touch, so attention to detail was paramount. The record attempt would fail if there were any breaks in the line, no matter how minor.

Luthando Ngqulunga, one of the volunteers at NSRI Station 5 told Guinness World Records, “We do the most difficult work in saving lives, so laying down the lollipops will be just like a walk in the park. Plus, we are very competitive in nature.”

The team created a line of 11,602 lollipops, breaking the Guinness World Record.

NSRI confirmed that the lollipops used in the attempt will be distributed at community events and school presentations.

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