Fortunately, the pipes are already clean

Snagged from The Oklahoman’s Notes from the Newsroom:

An unusual project earlier this year at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City has produced a Guinness World Record.

On Valentine’s Day in February, volunteers from the hospital, community, and the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children who had made a pipe-cleaner chain — with individual links in the form of hearts — encircled the hospital on NE 13. In fact, the pipe-cleaner “Chain of Love” surrounded the hospital three times, with enough left over to encircle the building at least three more times. So the official Guinness World Record for the longest chain of pipe cleaners now is at 10,459 feet, or nearly 2 miles — and the Guinness record is in Oklahoma City. Hospital leaders recently were notified of the official record.

Ten thousand four hundred fifty-nine feet, by coincidence, is how far you’ll walk to your parking space anywhere in the Oklahoma Health Center complex.


  1. GreenCanary »

    29 August 2007 · 9:14 am

    This sort of makes me want to construct my own pipe cleaner chain. How long do you think it would take me to single-handedly break the record?

  2. wamprat »

    29 August 2007 · 10:00 am

    WHERE can you park that close? When Joseph was in the hospital, the shortest distance I ever was able to park was almost three & a half miles.

  3. CGHill »

    29 August 2007 · 5:46 pm

    That includes vertical, right? Otherwise you’re halfway to State Fair Park.

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