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Student travels across 100 meters of slip 'n slide in 10 seconds

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An Idaho college student may have set a Guinness World Record when he traversed 100 meters of slip 'n slide in 10.4 seconds.

Jeff Roper, a mechanical engineering major at Brigham Young University-Idaho, used dirt trenches, painter's tarps and a garden hose to create the long slip 'n slide course near his grandparents' home south of Ammon.

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Witnesses including Bonneville County Sheriff's Office deputies were on hand to watch as Roper reached a top speed of 32 mph while sliding across the tarps.

Roper traversed 100 meters -- 328 feet -- in 10.4 seconds.

The student said he submitted evidence from the attempt to Guinness World Records and expects to hear by late January whether his feat was accepted.

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