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MBC | Nov 27
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And finally, what was the hottest topic in South Korea's social media this past weekend? Well, it wasn't the presidential election campaign. And it wasn't the island dispute with Japan. It turns out it was a festival named after a 24-person army tent called T24.
The idea behind the festival started in an online community forum on August 30th. One user asked whether it was possible to pitch a big military tent all alone.
Lee Kwang-nak, who claimed to be a former Army sergeant, said he could do it. And he offered to back up his claim with $500 of his own money.
So, at a schoolyard in Seoul last weekend, 3,000 people watched Lee as he assembled the whole tent in less than 90 minutes.
And he didn't do such a shabby job either - Lee demonstrated the tent's sturdiness by climbing up to its roof and waving to the crowd, including to more than one million people who were watching Lee online.
Although there are a number of tent-erecting records in the Guinness Book of World Records, there's currently no entry for anyone setting up a 24-person tent working solo.