Why would you build a can-and-string phone in an era of Twitter, text, Snapchat and hundreds of other ways to keep up with friends?
Because growing up is no fun.
Isaac Ravishankara and his friends set out to make a 650-foot-long tin can phone between their Echo Park homes. They documented it.
As a bonus, at four minutes you'll see some nice footage from a camera zipping down the string.
Watch the video to find out if the phone works.