Yes, I am certain their source is reliable. c.e.r.t.a.i.n.In fact, I'm so certain, I'd bet my house.Congratulations Kyle. Couldn't happen to a better guy. :-)
No comments yet??? Come on, where is everyone??Woohooo! Congratulations!
Now you can trade the house for the World's Biggest Red Paperclip and work your way up to the World's Biggest House :) Well done and I hope you enjoy it.Mathew
Are ya guna stop here, or keep a trading until you own the empire state building?
Oh wow, congratulations!!! :)It was certainly interesting watching your one red paperclip journey.All the best!
Congatulations Kyle! I've been watching since the first trade, and I couldn't be happier for you! Have a great time with your house! Maybe even get the news networks to contribute to a "Paperclip Scholarship fund" for young entrapenuers to go to college. Great job!
YOU DID IT !
WOW i was looking through here because i just remembered the story from my friend a while back, and it turns out it's the day you make it. Congrats with the house!
so did you get a house?
Kyle, Congratulations. I didn't think it would be done so quickly, but lo and behold...Woo! Congrats once again.
Congrats!!!!...Just kinda proves that most anything is Possible, out side of *Dribbling a Football* or actually *Walking to the Moon*...hehehe
Congrats!!!I thought you made a bad step with the Kiss snow ball.. but.. you were right!!I have a green paper clip, anyone would like to trade?
All that work, and he's still been upped by Junior Drama Night in the paper.
ive been following yer thing here since the beginning i wasnt sure youde do it but you did and thats freakin' awesome dude good luck with yer future ,,,,,tom
Props dude, thats impressive...
Congratulation ! Now I may trade my house for the original red paperclip !
So, one of my buddies happens to have an island in Texas.Well, I say "island" loosely. It's more of a small piece of land in a big lake.And it's more like half of an "island".But I'm definately talking him to trading a house for it.
I think everyone is in shock...It has happened...Doug
I have only been loosely following it, but I think what you have done is awesome, and wish you the best.
Hey kyleThis is Emilio from the previous beach bar offer. Congratulations! I have been following your quest and am really excited for you to accomplish your goal. It just took you 359 days to turn a paperclip into a house, some people take that log to build one with all the materials, some others take their whole life working and never get there. Congratulations!
Nice, congrats!!! Are you going to live and work in the town? Come to Korea and teach English with me!http://teachenglishseoul.googlepages.com
Found the page today and noticed you recently got your house. This shows anything is possible aslong you have faith in it. Good job and have a nice time with your new life:)
Congratulations! I've been following your trades for some time now, but never thought you would own a house in a year.What an inspiration.
That's awesome, man. I heard about your quest sometime either late last year or early this year on NPR.Occasionally, I'd find myself wondering, "whatever happened to the paperclip guy?"A little while ago, I saw a mention on Slashdot that your quest was complete.Congratulations, dude. Not only have you done something unusual and cool, but you have managed to do it with a touch of grace and style not often seen these days. Many blessings upon your new home! :-)
That guy must really want want the moive part.
Congrats man. Leave it to a fellow montrealer to get what he want's from a paper clip.
That is so freaking amazing. You sir are the man amungst all the little boys in this world. Congradulations guy!
congrats man! you deserve it! hopefully they clean it up well enough before you move in.
Congratz! I'm really glad for you!
You're being pretty cryptic. You yourself know if its real or not, so please be blunt and tell us the details!
What happened to the house in arizona or new mex. I forget ,but didnt you have a yr. at a house in the southwest??
I think he shredded and signed the world's biggest red paperclip a few rounds ago with Alice Cooper. ;)
Well done KyleKev
wow, congratulations!i never would've thought this would end so fast. actually i hoped for more random items, like a stuffed shark or an enchanted sword and then in the end a moon stone which you would trade for a yellow paper clip to shock everyone!! ;)
Congratulations :) Fascinating journey to read about.
Hey, congrats!! don't worry about the weather there, Saskatchewan rocks!Keep posting, cheers :)
Congratulations! I've been peeking in occasionally to see the progress. It's amazing to see what a snowball this has become. Glad to see you finally have your house!
This is awesome!!! This is a classic win-win-win-win-win-win-win situation; the only people who possibly lost ANYTHING are perhaps the fish pen couple, and of course Alice Cooper.
Congratulations!I'm a Japanese...I knew about you through a TV prgram in Japan. Since then, I sometimes read your blog and enjoyed. :)I really hope you have great days with it.KUMI
how do you top this one?Abastos ArteMark Bowman
Congratulations Kyle, an excellent project well executed. My hat off to you.
I can't believe you only posted those two pdf's...
I've been following this through digg.com, I can't believe it actually worked. Well obviously I have to believe it now, as it did! Holy Crap!Nice!
Damn.What's next? Trading up for a political position?
I came back to see how many comments you've got here so far.... Since there are just a few, I think you've inadvertently conducted a study on how many people avoid clicking on PDF files (where the details of the cat that is out of the bag may be found). Funny!I just saw the trade mentioned on Boing Boing so the masses should be arriving soon. The question is, will they click?
Kyle I have been following this from your fish pen trade. Words dont even describe how cool this is. Next time I am headed to Regina I will detour and deliver you a case of beer. You deserve it.
kyle this is awesome. a feet definately deserving of beer
Good work, very very good work. I loved the whole idea, and was just so happy to have now discoved that you have got a house. I am from australia, but a good friend of mine who I study with comes from saskatchewan. Good work. I am so happy for you.
Awesome...All the best luck to you and Dom...
What? I don't check the site for a day or so, and all of a sudden you're at a HOUSE!CONGRATULATIONS! You ROCK!Can't believe you got it there within a year...pretty awesome.So when does the one red paperclip movie start filming and who is going to star you?
I don't understand how you went from an afternoon with Alice Cooper to a Kiss snowglobe??? Are these things worth a lot of money???Very cool idea, this whole trade up thing. Fun to watch the progression. Thanks.
Friend, you don't even realize the significance of this. You've just dealth capitalism a crippling blow to the kneecaps followed up by a haymaker to the jaw. Proclaim it far and wide, the world has been changed this day.
Awesome Kyle! Congrats! You're one hell of a good guy and we all wish you the best!Have Fun with all that ensues!
Oh Kyle, I'm really happy for you and Dom. Good Luck in Kipling!!!
That is simply the most amazing, most fun thing I think I've ever heard of.Congrats Kyle, have a blast in your new home.
Great bit of business!Congratulations!
Holy smokes! Congratulations Kyle. You had me worried with the Kiss snowglobe, but you really pulled it off. Well done.
Outstanding. Cangratulations Kyle!
OUTSTANDING! So proud of your idea and determination - it is inspiring.You will have an opportunity to take some excellent Great Plains landscape photography there!Enjoy the small town community and atmosphere - I truly believe the best people in the world live in places just like that town. Appreciate them.
!!!! Win a condominium !!!!Go to www.dahomeypublishing.com/blog for details.
Congradulations! I think I might just try that! I have a black paperclip!
Congrats Kyle. Truely inspiring. What do you think of your new home town?
What a fantastic journey. Good for you.
I find it amazing that a town went to such lengths. Congrats!
Don't leave Fair Mont Royale!
Incredible. What a great lesson you've taught us - that small things can lead to great things.
That red paperclip itself is probably worth a new house by now... ;-)
Fantastic. Well done.Now only if I could do this.
Congratulations, Kyle--I hope the town is ready for all the people who are going to show up for the work day on that house.I have to confess, I'm a bit disappointed--it's been fun following your adventures, and now this particular journey is ending.I hope the town is fantabulous!
Congratulations!! Wish you all the best!!!!!
This is simply amazing. Congratulations!
Congratulations Kyle.Your well deserved reward is nothing compared to what you gave us in return: the proof that ANYTHING is possible when you have a vision and the guts to do it.
But does this mean that the entire town of Kipling will appear in Corbin Bernsen's movie??? There goes the budget...
congrats!!! I have a blue paper clip if anyone has a beach house in the hamptons they wanna trade....-gonzhttp://equalsopposite.com/word/
Thats very inspiring. A guy in Niagara Falls is also doing the same thing: www.onlineniagara.com - congrats man!
That is awsome - congrats!
All I can say is that is SO Saskatchewan:)Congradulations! I hope you find it was all worth it!
Congrats, but now what do we do?!? Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all happy for you, but I'm a little sad too. Kind of like when you reach the last page of that great book. You know the story kind of continues on, but the book is finished.
Wow. A friend of mine just emailed this to me with a subject reading "you wont believe this"I almost don't. Your year long quest from a paperclip to a house has not only baffled me but im sure it probably pissed off my boss since I should be working right now.In any case, way to go man.PS: I signed your Alice Cooper Petition since Love it to Death is my favorite album of ALL TIME.
Wow, congratulations!I've caught wind of the story some time ago, but a /. update revealed that you went through with it successfully! I hope you enjoy your new house, and throw one hell of a house party! The whole internet's invited! ;)Congrats on beating all the critics and shit talkers, and proving to everyone that, specific details omitted, it is possible to be housed and warmed by a red paper clip.-Tim
Way to go Kyle! And the house is so close to my new in-laws, we could come over for sunday tea sometime? When you have some furniture. Or some cups. Or some tea. A big congratulations on creating another north american "biggest something" alongside a road. There aren't enough big things beside roads if you ask me. Especially in the prairies.Zach Stevens
Congratulations Kyle! I'm very happy for you. It's been a fun ride to watch.Good luck in whatever comes next.
First of all congratulations. Very cool and impressive.However, I am sorry, but I just don't get it. First one guy sells pixels for a dollar and then you trade a paper clip, granted a red one, for a house. Please help me understand.
Wondeful Kyle!I knew you could do it.Marie
congrat to you... any picture of the house? maybe you should make a welcome ing party sponsor by someone??!! congrat againsyawal from malaysia
WOW! I am just totally impressed by you, Kyle. My son is your age and is also a guy who says, "Never say never." Congrats on the house (is it nice in SK?), and I hope you and Dom will post some photos of the new manse once you've moved in! Looks like a nice little house.A big "high-five" from the great state of Colorado!
KyleI've followed your story since the beginning. You have taught us that tenacity and a sense of humour can get you just about anywhere.Congratulations!
Amazing. I am in awe. I bow to your great wisdom, Oh Jedi Knight of the Paperclip. (For the record, I voted for the golf tournament, but hey, you can't argue with success!) Congratulations!
This is awesome Kyle!!!! Can't wait to see more of the story! The party, the move in, etc.Did you know that this is at the top of Digg.com right now? http://digg.com/tech_news/It_s_Done!_One_Red_Paperclip_Guy_has_got_his_house.Best of luck in the future!Darrellhttp://DarrellH.org
Congratulations. This is amazing.
Right on Kyle...Cya in Sept!! It's my birthday!
Um... "funtential"?Does the deal say you HAVE to live in the house in this town?if so, I'm wondering if this is really such a great deal.
what? really? very anticlimatic way to announce this phenomenally amazing news!wow, congratulations! but how is Kipling, Saskatchewan going to be in a movie role? :)
Congrats Kyle and Dom,You met some very cool people on the way and it was a lot of fun to watch for us.enjoy.
Wow I can't believe you made it! And it has on ly been a year! It would take longer to buy a house normally. Congratulations!
WOW!!!! congrats! that is so awesome that you reached your goal!!
totally crazy, but i love the story. wish you all the best in your new home!
That's just amazing! Congratulations from me :D
Excellent! What a trip! Cool..Kyle...cool! Didall the stars align or what!
You are awesome. We are not worthy.I first heard your interview on NPR, I believe, and was confident you could do it - there was no stopping.I have two hopes:- That you don't get taxed.- That some captain-of-industry takes you on to manage asset valuations and aquisitions.Congratulations!
I feel so out of the world that I didn't stumble upon this site sooner (I only just today read about it in the CNET announcement about the house).Simply the coolest thing I've seen in a long time! MUCHO congrats Kyle. They seem like a great town to live in too (I'm in dusty hot Los Angeles).. Mazeltov! (sp?)Gregory
Congrats Kyle!You make us believe everything is possible in this world.You probably can't read russian,but anyway,here is one of the main russian news sites and it just posted your story on the main page http://www.newsru.com/world/08jul2006/srepka.html -you'll recognize the pictures:)Jack.
shocking! how awesome! goes to show money insnt everything. wel like you kyle.xXxcxXx
Congratulations! I just heard about your quest last night (Friday, July 7, 2006) so I guess I'm a bit behind in world internet news, but as a new resident of Canada's West myself, let me be one of the first to congratulate you.As for the feeling of relief akin to finishing a marathon, I'll let you know what that's like after I finish my first 42.2km race tomorrow (Sunday July 9). Way to go, and I'll be sure to share your story.lauren.parks(at)gmail.com
Nice work dude!
I think this is the first time I've posted voluntarily in a blog. And the reason I'm writing is no different from anybody else's here, I just wanted to congratulate you because this was one of the funniest and most original ideas I have ever read about.If I could give you one advice ( not that i know much about anything, after all i'm only 17 ), I would tell you not to stop. Now that you are known, use the publicity of the "one red paper clip" for something else, for another project or even to get a great job in... I don't know... Google, Dreamworks, anywhere. You're creativity shoudn't be wasted.Congratulations again! Bye ;) GiovanaPS: I'm afraid I won't be able to attend your party since I... well... live in Brazil lol. But I hope you have fun!PPS: I know... I write too much
Congrats, looks like a beauty of a house too!
Dude, that is SICK. But, unfortunately, I can't open the pdf files because my version of adobe decided to kick the bucket on me. Congrats on your success.P.S. I recently posted my internet project on digg. It includes a pretty funny video and a sense of humor similar to yours. I think you might get a kick out of it. Check it out at www.destroymyvirtualboy.com, and leave a comment on my blog about what you think of it. Thanks for the cool story, and good luck with the house.
I'll trade you that house for a silver peperclip
Congratulations... now what?
Congratulation.you did got a house finally.I hope you get new house in other country.Pls Start from Blue paperclip hehe
Congrats Kyle, you are an inspiration to the world at large, and you worked your f'n hinder off, so I salute you.-Jason of Muncie, Indiana
Wow congrats this is a massive achievement! It's funny when you think about it one red paper clip for a house.World Cup final tommorow!!Check out my blog at http://the-soccer-locker.blogspot.comTrust me you wont be dissapointed, I put alot of work into it :)
I'll trade you Dutch and European Union citizenship for the house!! Ofcourse we'd have to get married for that in Holland.Hans (-:
Congrats Kyle. Been watching for some time now. So what is next now that you have the house? What happens to this blog?
oneredpaperclip.com has been consistently blowing my mind for a year. Its' wild success fills me with joy, yet leaves me with a yawning void... what next?
It's been a fun journey to follow.Congratulations!
Congradulations man that's really soething, But I guess you're not gonna trade the house since they're even erecting a monument and all that. What happened to the island? lol
You have really created an entirely new market. Well done laddy...
way to be man...GENIUS!
Right on! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog, your humour and your writing style.What's next?
I would have never guessed that you would have achieved your goal with the incredibly small amount of trades it actually took (much less the items). Congratulations man!
An amazing story. Can't wait for the book.
Congratulations!!!If a red paperclip can be traded for a house, surely the world can live in peace and without hunger.Truly an inspiring story Kyle, thank you.
I will give you one blue paper clip for that house...what do you say?
Complete congrats! Although now i no longer have the adventures of one red paperclip to live vicariously through! :) Good Luck and enjoy your house, everyone I know has been following your journey!
hahaha!Bien joué!J'aurais pas cru que ce serait faisable en si peu de temps!+++
Hi There Kyle.WAY TO GO!!! Greetings From Vicz X
I was getting to think that you were not going to make it. But I am glad that you did. It just proves that anything is possible.Randy PearsonRocky Face, Ga.
Ah, so that's where Kipling is...
Congrats! And i thought i was doing well with mine, a match box to a guitar, lol. Well done man. Have fun in your new abode!Daz
Congratulations! The internet is amazing eh! I can't wait to see some pictures of your new place!Congrat's again!Markwww.verbalblock.com
Props to you man. Good on you! It's been a great pastime watching the trades progress.
Just inspiring. Congratulations and good luck.
way to work it man. seriously... well played!
So now what that you have achieved your goal??? Maybe a Leer Jet??? A state maybe???
Well done Kyle!!!! Hope you enjoy your house. :DBulla UK
Well done kyle you not trying for a better house or that island? lol good luck and well done :D
Well done Kyle and co. Hope you enjoy the house, Good luck and Congrats !!!!!!!
dbYAY!Good job Kyle!!!!You've gotten your house!!!I haven't gotten mine yet though :(If someone has something to offer me, please visit my site:www.clipeazul.comThank you!Rodrigo Policarpo
Two thumbs up Kyle! What a plan...
This is a great example of how a seemingly impossible notion can become a rock solid reality and its made ever more possible by the expansion of the internet. This idealistic dream seemed laughable when you traded for a dirty old tooth brush but its proven to be an impressive insight; an insight that can be taken advantage of by other idealists, dreamers, thinkers and average citizens of the world. To all of them you have proven that "it", whatever it is, can be accoplished. Thank you.
The journey you've travelled to achieve this goal has not only taught you, but all of us, that anything is possible if only you put your mind to it.I've lived in Kenosee Lake which is very close to Kipling. In fact, I've lived in lots of places in Sask-a-bush. It's quiet beauty is calming. It's massive sky is entertaining. And the mosquitoes will eat you alive!!! hee, hee.All the best to you and yours!AL in Prince Rupert
Dude! You are my hereo! Because of you I can't doubt anything ever again. Thanks for the inspiration! :D
...wow, bravo!!!! Have been following since the beggining! Here's to hope, and a dream! Congrats friend!!!
Hi Kyle,I have a black clip I do not need anymore. Do you want to trade your house for it? It could be much more useful than the red clip you initially had, it is just much cooler. If you are interested just contact me by placing an announcement on the first page of your blog... to check that it's me and not somebody stealing my excellent trade, my gmail account contains 6 letters, starts with a, ends up with s, and was created on the 9th January 2005. It contains 349 e-mails right now.
Congradulations! You've done something most people would have regarded as impossible just over a year ago.
Good job Kyle, well....we will miss you here in Montreal but good luck to you and Dom.... She probably need lot of credit for that unbelievable project. Congratulations again and thanks for the wonderfull and fabulous entertainement journey.Hugo!
This is the most amazing thing in the world. Congrats man!!
En españa ya se habla de tu historia. Porque no intentarlo te cambio tu casa por un clip amarillo :P
WOW! congrats. i've been watching since u were on Attack of The Show on the G4 network. On the MMO i play, i did the same thing. didnt work out the same though. but u seem like a nice guy and im happy 4 ya. now im ganna try the same thing.(if it works out the same i'll make a website.)CONGRATS!!!!
well done kyle. an amazing adventure. enjoy your house. :)
Felicitaciones flaco, desde Argentina!! La verdad que es gratificante tu labor. Segui asi y esperamos mas de vos.
Kyle, this is the rockingest project in recent history. I sincerely hope you keep this webpage up. I used to teach economics and this is a brilliant tool to teach with.Best,Adam, Kankakee, IL
One Red paper clip and all people in the world can hope and get anything they want.....WOW.
CongratulationsI too am shocked it took so little time: but that town really seems to like you.It's a little disappointing to see it over so soon (would've been great to see you trade a ferrari or something), but great work.
"We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." --Oscar WildeCongratulations to you dear Kyle for never taking your eyes off the stars.Enjoy your new home...enjoy your new life.
hats off to you Kyle, i grew up in Kipling, (and couldnt wait to leave). I hope you enjoy it, and your house.
I just read about the story on Yahoo tonight. What an ingenious idea to take to reality. Its amazing how creative some people are in life.
WooHoo...the power of attraction!!Way to go Kyle. Good luck with the book.
This goes out to Donald Trump...Kyle is the type of guy you need to hire!!!Kyle you're hired!!! bravo buddysudbury ontario chick...
WOW!This is amazing..goes to show that if you really want something, you can get it.Congratulations! =)
What a neat planet! We're thinking of staying to see what happens next.Congrats!
can I come and stay the weekend? I'll trade you a silver paper clip for one weekend at your new place!
Man, what a journey. Just caught you on CNN this afternoon. Today was the first I'd heard of this adventure of yours. So, this is what you do now, after you spend some time in the house, sell it and donate the money to charity. You are a celeb now, use that to do good things. Call up Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, they can give you some advice/assistance.
Kyle: you have inspired all my students at Everett Community College in WA- WOW! What fun we have had watching your idea grow - and Hats off to you for achieving a dream! It goes to show that when we set an intention- the whole universe conspires to make it happen- thank you for the joy you gave us all with your most fabulous idea...if you are ever in Seattle- I would love to put you up for awhile! A million thank yous for all your inspiration! Have a blast on your next adventure and be sure to let us in on it! J. Davis
U give new meaning to the term - anything is possible- congrats
ltYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeera boy gwannnnnnnnnnn yaaaaaaaaaw
AMAZING.... i WISH YOU GOODLUCK IN YOUR HOUSE>.... i have follow you since the beginning.....GREEETSZ FROM HOLLAND
Bravo! You had a vision and made it happen. This is a great example of what you can do if you set your mind to it. It should be taught as an example in schools.
Amazing!! Just a year to achieve this, congratulations Kyle. What a great adventure for you and with the support of so many people around the world. Somehow it restores some faith in human nature, mans inhumanity to man withers slightly with such achievements. Best of luck in your new home.
Congratulations, brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Awesome dude.... Totally awesome. Never thought it would be possible... Irish.
congratulations,you've been on radio in Belgium this morning (Classique21, 5th better radio in the world)
Impossible! You pulled it off....You can do better than a house... You said something about a house on an island... Go for it! You know it's possible!
Go for the ISLAND dude!!!!!!!Congrats from Shane in Australia.You were just big news on our national news!
Well done mate do you think you are going to start all over again with one blue paperclip?
Saskatchewan?Rudyard?Anywhere?How long before ya move out?
Cool idea, Kyle! ... And a gorgeous example how creativity can change life. Good luck for your future and have fun with your house! Hannes, Austria, Europe
That was a brilliant idea! I can just imagine the really cool history of the whole adventure you went through in this whole story, must have been the adventure of a life time! I come from Montreal and am really proud to know someone from my home town has gotten this far with just a red paper clip. Shows the world what one can do with a dream! Line Levesque Now living in Cambridge, Ontario.Good luck with the rest of your adventure!
Awesome job, Kyle! I first heard of your story at an awards assembly for Native Youth in our community. The Director of our Boys & Girls Club was one of the quest speakers and he shared your story with us. His point, of course, was to let the kids know that nothing is impossible and to never give up on your dreams and that big things do come in small packages. Way to go! I hope you are very happy in Kipling.
Congratulations, it's amazing that in this day and age, bartering is still alive and well. Enjoy your humble abode, you deserve it!! Hey you even made local newspaper front page headlines, way to go!ElizabethWorcester MA
Congratz. To make you even happier, I think you will like this; your story isn't just news in Canada (oh, and that country to the south of you called the USA, by the way) but it's really international! Just now it was on the radio in The Netherlands (http://www.3fm.nl).How'bout that?Regards,Philip Lafeber.
Way to go. You stuck by it to the end. This is a darn good story!
I just found out about your project on Yahoo news today. What an interesting concept! I LOVE the fact that you were able to do what you did, via the communities like blogger.com and CL....ah yes...good 'ol CL.It's really amazing to hear about how someone could start w/ a red paperclip and work himself up to a house! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?! Well, congratulations! I'm looking forward to your book. :)
Hey Kyle! Good luck in Kipling! It's a pretty good town. I lived there with family for a year when I was a kid. Say "Hi" to Uncle Frank for me! Stacey.
congrats man u did it u should be proud of yourselfand thank God for this accomplishment in your life God Bless YOu
Awesome is not enough to express my feeling and surprise. You really proved the meaning of value-added transactions and it's the finest example for we all to rock the traditional trade systems so blocked with old structures.Now we should all try to find the way to trade with virtually any items, which will have for sure a suitable owner to trade with somewhere else, just find the item, find the owner, get the trade!!anyone interested in building upon this idea drop a line to [email protected], will follow it up.THNX
Kyle, what a fun and inspiring American dream story! All the best to you and Dom. I'm mailing my snow globe to Corbin today!Best wishes from Los Angeles!
Kyle, you are obviously an inspiration to the world. You are an incredible person that's taught me much about business, bartering, the value of possesions, human relations, a vision turning into reality...the list can go on.Anyhow, I'd love to send you a tee shirt as a present. It's not much, but hey...I would be honoured.You can view the peices at www.locomotiveclothing.blogspot.com
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