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In an astonishing turn of events, the Guinness Book of Records has officially recognized Richard Plaud’s record-breaking Eiffel Tower made entirely of matches. The decision came after a week of controversy surrounding the Frenchman’s attempt to break the record held by Toufic Daher, a Lebanese craftsman who built an Eiffel Tower out of matchsticks that is 6.53 meters high.

Plaud’s tower stood at 7.19 meters tall, but he was disqualified due to two major mistakes: he used headless matchsticks instead of the required flammable, usually red heads, and he cut off the heads of the matches instead of scraping them off as regulations require.

However, now that Plaud has been granted entry into the Guinness Book, he describes it as an “emotional rollercoaster ride.” He spent eight years building his tower and had to simplify his match shopping by convincing Flam’Up to supply him with boxes containing 190,000 headless sticks. Despite this setback, Plaud is thrilled to have his creation recognized and hopes it will inspire others to pursue their passions.

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