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Make Your Own World-Record Setting Paper Plane


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Collins tinkered and tested his airplane design for three years before he and his official thrower, fellow American Joe Ayoob, notched a 226 feet 10 inch throw on February 26, 2012, in a hangar at McClellan Air Force Base in North Highlands, California. Their paper airplane beat the previous record—which stood for nine years—by over 19 feet, with the added handicap of having the officially sanctioned run-up distance cut from 30 feet to 10 feet. Though the two definitively shattered the record, Collins claims that he and Ayoob have unofficially thrown the design up to 240 feet in practice without a Guinness Book of World Records observer present.

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