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Artist carves 168-link chain from the graphite of a single pencil

Lee Chien-chu broke a Guinness World Record by carving a chain of 168 links from the graphite inside a single pencil. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
Lee Chien-chu broke a Guinness World Record by carving a chain of 168 links from the graphite inside a single pencil. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An artist in Taiwan was awarded a Guinness world record for an unusual piece of sculpture -- a chain of 168 links carved from pencil graphite.

Lee Chien-chu originally held the record for most chain links carved from pencil lead (graphite) in 2019 when he created a chain from 101 tiny links, but lost it earlier this year to an Indian artist whose chain featured 126 links.

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Lee is now once again the holder of the record after he altered his carving technique to get 168 chain links from a single pencil.

The chain is now on display at the National Center for Traditional Arts in Yilan.

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