US FOOTBALLER Joe Ayoob threw a paper plane 226ft 10 ins (69.1m), breaking the previous record set by Stephen Kreiger in 2003 by almost 20 feet (6m).
But almost before the cheers had died down sticky questions over the use of Scotch Tape surfaced!
Ayoob broke the previous record set by Stephen Kreiger in 2003, in a hangar at McClellan Air Force Base outside Sacramento, Calif.
The quarterback who threw 280 passes during his two seasons at California in 2005 and 2006 said: “I grew up making paper airplanes. I used to make paper airplanes and throw them all the way home from school when I was little. So it was kind of up my alley. I thought it was a cool idea.
“Some people might think, 'What's the big deal? It's just a paper airplane.' But it's a world record.”
However, paper aeroplane purists took to the internet to point out their horror that the design thrown by Ayoob used a two inch piece of Scotch Tape – legal but frowned upon.
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