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Texas park earns Guinness record with 24,459 painted pebbles

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Texas park's rock art trail featuring 24,459 painted stones was awarded the Guinness World Record for largest display of painted pebbles.

Grapevine Parks and Recreation said the Parr Park Rock Art Trail, which was started as pandemic project by local residents Ron Olsen and Chris Penny, was examined by a Guinness adjudicator Wednesday and declared the new world record holder.

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The 24,459 painted rocks took the record from a Hinkley, England, group that displayed 8,542 painted pebbles in July 2019.

"What started as a random act of kindness to spread joy and positivity during the pandemic has grown into something extraordinary," Penny told the Dallas Morning News.

"It amazes me that people from all over the world have sent rocks to be placed on a trail that they might not ever visit."

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