On May 20, 2020, a group of friends in the United Kingdom achieved a Guinness World Record by creating the longest rubber band chain ever. The chain, which was made up of 6,633 rubber bands, spanned a length of 5.45 km (3.38 miles). The record was achieved in the town of Sittingbourne, Kent, and was the result of months of hard work and dedication by the group.
The record-breaking chain was the brainchild of 24-year-old Ben Hunter, who was inspired by the challenge of creating something that hadn’t been done before. After researching the Guinness World Records website, he decided to attempt the longest rubber band chain. He then got in touch with a few of his friends and together they set out to create the chain.
The group worked for months to create the chain, sourcing the rubber bands from local shops and online. It took them three days to string the rubber bands together, and even longer to measure the chain’s length. Once they had completed the chain, they sent their evidence to Guinness World Records, and were delighted to find out that they had achieved their goal.
The chain has since been displayed in a number of local museums, and has become an iconic symbol of the town. It has even been featured in a number of local newspapers, and has become something of a local celebrity.
The group’s accomplishment is an inspiring example of what can be achieved when people work together towards a common goal. Their dedication and hard work has resulted in a world record that will stand for many years to come.