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Germany: Saving Reutlingen's World Record

For six years, the Swabian city of Reutlingen has been the home of the world's narrowest street. But now that record is in danger.

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The world's narrowest street is just 31 centimeters wide. It's really just a gap between two crooked houses. But Spreuerhofstrasse became famous after it earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It's now one of Reutlingen's biggest tourist attractions. However, the beams of the neighboring half-timbered house are bending and could cause the building to collapse.