New Jersey students create nearly mile-long textile braid

May 7 (UPI) — A group of New Jersey students created a nearly 1-mile-long braid from repurposed bed sheets to break a Guinness World Record.

The Somerset County 4-H Club unrolled a massive ball of braids Sunday at the Bridewater Commons mall and measured the single braid at 5,217 feet — just shy of a mile.

The group said the braid is composed of more than 100 pounds of textiles.

The 4-H Club said the braid was examined by a licensed surveyor and textile expert to ensure it complies with the guidelines set forth by Guinness, which is now reviewing documents for the record’s certification.

The current record for a textile braid is 2,265 feet.