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World's Longest Book Domino Chain Toppled to Promote Summer Reading

The Seattle Public Library began its Summer Reading Program with a record-breaking 2,131 book domino chain.

To kickoff its Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library aligned some 2,131 hardcover books across floors and bookshelves before toppling them over in classic domino fashion.

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Hopscotch Detroit: Community Building With Miles Long Pop-up Playground

Turning the classic children’s game into a city-wide, record-breaking happening.


What if the schedule of city-life had recess built into it, just like elementary school? A team of social innovators in Detroit is asking that question with their upcoming project Hopscotch Detroit, a social free-for-all that puts a schoolyard spin on community engagement—and even intends to break a world record, using nearly a ton of chalk, stencils, and city's sidewalks.

Hopscotch Detroit is a joint venture of social design startup Wedge Detroit and community-building initiative Imagine Detroit Together. Since June, the two organizations have conspired to bring a 4.2-mile-long urban hopscotch course to life. Equal parts ode to the classic childhood game and imaginative community event, Hopscotch Detroit's allure is its simplicity: temporarily transforming a street, or a city, into a unified, vibrant playground.

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Intermission: A Record-Setting Paper Airplane

The plane traveled 226 feet, 10 inches

Former Cal quarterback Joe Ayoob broke a world record yesterday, throwing a paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches.

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