The decision to enter Richard Plaud’s Eiffel Tower in the Guinness Book of Records has been reached by the experts. Mark Mckinley of the organization said that they were too strict about the nature of the games in this attempt, and Richard’s attempt is officially great.
The yielding sentence was an absurd argument about the matches preceded because Richard Plaud made two serious mistakes in the perfect replica of the Parisian landmark at 7.19 meters. He used 706,900 matches for his passion project, which he bought from supermarkets and then persuaded a match manufacturer Flam’Up to supply him with boxes containing 190,000 headless sticks.
According to the Guinness Book, one mistake was scraping off the flammable, usually red heads of the matches. Another was even weirder: Richard Plaud cut off their heads. And boom, he was out of the record race. However, after a week of turnaround, Richard Plaud describes it as an emotional rollercoaster ride.
The record would have remained with his predecessor Toufic Daher if not for this mistake. He built an Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks that is 6.53 meters high and has held it since 2009 until now.