Back in October at the Namdo Food Festival, organizers attempted to set a world record for the longest string of red peppers (가장 긴 고추 줄). Tomorrow, representatives from the Guinness Book of World records will make it official at Suncheon City Hall. Called "the longest pepper line of love" (세계에서 가장 긴 사랑의 고추줄), the string ended up being 1,395 meters long, and stretched along the wall surrounding Nagan Folk Village. It had 29,037 peppers; my girlfriend and I contributed one a piece. I can't imagine there was much competition in this category.
Some pictures I took last fall:
Traditionally Koreans would hang a string of red peppers outside their house when a son was born. And they would hang a dead baby if it was a girl.