All hung up in Cambodia
December 16, 1997
Web posted at: 10:55 p.m. EST (0355 GMT)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (CNN) -- Cambodia is pinning dreams of glory on a clothesline.
A 6,600-yard line was hung with 7,000 T-shirts clipped by 22,000 pegs on Monday. The line was strung up with 1,632 poles over an empty lot in Phnom Penh.
The people who took part in the event hope to set a record for the world's longest clothesline.
The effort was part of a promotion for Viso, a new brand of washing powder by Unilever and its Cambodian partner.
The longest clothesline before was reportedly strung in the Netherlands at a length of 5,709 yards.
Whether the Cambodian clothesline is the longest, or will remain the longest, eventually will all come out in the wash.
Reuters contributed to this report.