Longest paperclip chain in 30 seconds.

  1. tonyshu's attempt
    Rank
    1st
    Score
    60 paperclips
    Tony Shu creating a 60 paperclip chain.
    Entrant
    United States tonyshu
  2. tonyshu's attempt
    Rank
    2nd
    Score
    58 paperclips
    Tony making a 59 paperclip chain in 30 seconds
    Entrant
    United States tonyshu
  3. s.k.vaidya's attempt
    Rank
    2nd
    Score
    58 paperclips
    My score is of 58.i have not tampered or changed the shape of paper clips as others has done. My attempt can be seen very clearly because i have made chain one by one clipping and not only inserted clips in one another horizontally.hence i have made a real chain.(only insertion of two clips in one another is called clipping and not chaining which is the real record.)
    Entrant
    India s.k.vaidya
  4. s.k.vaidya's attempt
    Rank
    2nd
    Score
    58 paperclips
    My score is of 58.i have not tampered or changed the shape of paper clips as others has done. My attempt can be seen very clearly because i have made chain one by one clipping and not only inserted clips in one another horizontally.hence i have made a real chain.(only insertion of two clips in one another is called clipping and not chaining which is the real record.)
    Entrant
    India s.k.vaidya
  5. preyansh's attempt
    Rank
    3rd
    Score
    56 paperclips
    by Preyans Patel of country India, state Gujarat, and district Ahmedabad. chain of 56 paper clip in 30 seconds.
    Entrant
    India preyansh
  6. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    3rd
    Score
    56 paperclips
    56
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  7. moeednasir's attempt
    Rank
    3rd
    Score
    56 paperclips
    I made this record in Lahore, Punjab, Paksitan.
    Entrant
    Pakistan moeednasir
  8. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    4th
    Score
    55 paperclips
    55 in 29.60 second
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  9. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    5th
    Score
    54 paperclips
    54 in 29 second
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
  10. silvio.sabba's attempt
    Rank
    6th
    Score
    53 paperclips
    53 in 28 second
    Entrant
    Italy silvio.sabba
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Score Name Country Comments Added
Rank
1st
Score
60 paperclips
tonyshu United States United States 0 16
Rank
2nd
Score
58 paperclips
tonyshu United States United States 0 4
Rank
2nd
Score
58 paperclips
s.k.vaidya India India 0 6
Rank
2nd
Score
58 paperclips
s.k.vaidya India India 0 2
Rank
3rd
Score
56 paperclips
preyansh India India 1 14
Rank
3rd
Score
56 paperclips
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 1
Rank
3rd
Score
56 paperclips
moeednasir Pakistan Pakistan 0 7
Rank
4th
Score
55 paperclips
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 0
Rank
5th
Score
54 paperclips
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 0
Rank
6th
Score
53 paperclips
silvio.sabba Italy Italy 0 1

About This Challenge

The longest paperclip chain in 30 seconds is 58 paperclips, achieved by Tony Shu (USA), in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, on 3 August 2013. This record was equaled by Shripad Krishnarao Vaidya (India), in Maharashtra, India, on 2 October 2013.

Challenge Rules

  • Standard, commercially available paperclips of length no greater than 40mm are to be used for this record attempt.
  • At the start of the attempt, the paperclips must be laid out flat on the table, and the challenger must have his/her hands flat on the table. Once the challenge starts, the paperclips are to be linked in a single continuous chain.
  • Once the 30 second period is over, the challenger must hold up the chain by one end, to show all the paperclips are properly attached.
  • Only paperclips which remain attached as part of the chain when held up like this are to be counted towards the total score.

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  1. The_Adjudicator's pictureThe_AdjudicatorTeam

    Comment-callout

    Record approved:

    The longest paperclip chain in 30 seconds is 58 paperclips, achieved by Tony Shu (USA), in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, on 3 August 2013.

    By timing your attempt, there was a false start as you started a little bit before the counter went to 30 seconds. Thus we discounted one clip.

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