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Record-breaking sand castle reaches new heights in Germany
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on September 8, 2017 12:01AM


Since the North Coast is a land of sand castle competitions, the Ear thought it should be noted that the Guinness World Record for the tallest sand castle has just been broken (http://tinyurl.com/tonsofsand). Again.

The 54.72-foot high enterprise is in Germany, and not even on a beach. Pictured in a photo by Lucas Bruggemann, it is the creation of 19 sand artists from around the world who used hand tools for the designs. Consisting of 3,500 tons of compressed sand, the castle shows representations of famous global tourist attractions — it even has a water slide — and took 25 days to complete. An excavator, cranes and wooden scaffolding were needed to get this thing started.

The sad news is the record-breaker is only on display until Sept. 29. You’ve got to wonder … what in tarnation will they do with all that sand?



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