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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 34

MAN STACKS CENTS TO BEAT GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

"Dominating the living room of Marcelo Bezos' home is nearly
a ton of copper slowly taking shape as a massive pyramid of
pennies -- some 300,000 of them."

"When he finishes, possibly next week, Bezos will have a pyramid
30 inches square by 30 inches high, with a tower of pennies atop
it extending almost 6 feet high. He's aiming to break the Guinness
Book of Records feat for coin-stacking while increasing awareness
of colorectal cancer, which a family member suffers from.

"I haven't really told anybody about this," Bezos confides. "I
don't want anybody to start thinking, `This guy's cracked.'"

"Penny by penny, Bezos expects to break the previous record of
a pyramid built in 1981 with 71,825 pennies. The publicity, he
hopes, will focus interest on colorectal cancer, which causes
about 56,000 deaths in the United States each year."

"Whatever becomes of the copper structure, Elizabeth Bezos says
her husband's time was well spent. "I'd rather him do that than
ride a motorcycle for his mid-life crisis."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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