Fifth graders try to break Hot Wheels record

The previous record for a Hot Wheels loops was 9 feet 3 inches.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   March 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Fifth graders at Woodbury Elementary in Ohio broke the world record for biggest Hot Wheels loop as part of a fundraiser.

The students and their parents constructed the loop to measure at 9 feet 9 inches. They had a ceremony for the record breaking, and an accountant was present to measure the loop. It took a few tries but on the fifth attempt, the hot wheels car successfully made a loop.

The effort was part of a school-wide fundraiser where if the kids raised more than $10,000, Principal Randall Yates said he would shave his mustache of over 20 years. The students raised $12,185 in the fundraiser to help the school fund new technology, supplies, and various programs.


Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Tacoma high school stadium rapidly floods in 'epic rain storm'
Restaurant offers partial ownership in 30-pound burrito 'challenge'
Fishermen find boar swimming four miles offshore
Drunk driving suspect drove topless van with a motorcycle inside
Florida woman arrested, jailed after web streaming her DUI, police say