Published 17 May 2017
Over 200 kids from Delft in the Netherlands have set a brand new Guinness World Records title after creating the world’s Longest peanut string.
The attempt was organised by a Dutch institute for nature and sustainability called IVN and a local school called Gabriëlschool Harnaschpolder & De Schatkaart.
Unfortunately the number of birds in Delft is declining, so they wanted to do something to help.
The children spent two hours attaching unshelled peanuts onto pieces of string, which were then put together to make one enormous 566 metres long chain.
To put that into perspective… if it was hung from the very tip of the Empire State Building in the USA, there would still be about 123 metres of the peanut string leftover!
Once the record attempt was over, the kids took the peanut string apart and hung it up around the city for birds to eat.