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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.

[WJW]

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