A penny goes pretty far

July 14, 2008 5:36:08 AM PDT
How far can a penny go?

How about more than three million of them?

The people of Fort Scott, Kansas, are claiming two new Guinness coin records.

They put together a 40-mile-long chain of pennies.

That breaks the previous Guinness mark for a coin chain of a little over 34 miles set in Malaysia in 1995.

The Kansas penny people also set a new world record for laying down a mile-long line of pennies -- in just over two hours, 20 minutes.

All those pennies will go toward improvements at a local park.

Volunteer Diana Mitchell thinks they're penny feats are "pretty awesome."