Kicker – A toilet paper pyramid

NICK EICHER, HOST: Students at Bullock Creek High School in Midland, Michigan have created their own little pyramid scheme.

Actually it’s a rather towering pyramid scheme that took 16 hours of effort from the 20-member school robotics team. Some stood on construction scaffolding to put the finishing touches on the top. 

Team captain, Maxton Herst told…

HERST: It was a crazy idea that just sort of came up out of the blue, and it eventually turned into – it could be a fundraiser and a publicity event for our robotics team. 

Here’s what’s even crazier—the materials they used.

HERST: We built the entire base all at once, and then we started making cuts in where we wouldn’t put toilet paper, where we could stand and build around them.

Yeah, forgot to mention that part. It’s made from rolls of toilet paper. To be precise, 27,434 rolls, and somebody had the job of making sure that count was accurate. 

Students hope that will be more than enough to secure the Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever toilet paper pyramid!

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