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The man who built the Eiffel Tower out of matches denied the record.

Arts and EntertainmentThe man who built the Eiffel Tower out of matches denied the record.

Something went wrong with the message #verifyErrors. The Guinness Book of World Records denied a world record for a model of the Eiffel Tower due to incorrect matches being used. Richard Plaud, who spent eight years constructing the 706,900 matchstick model, made the announcement in a Facebook post last month alongside a photo of the structure.

Mr Plaud said that the judges of the Guinness Book didn't see his tower in real life. Tell me that the 706,900 rods stuck one by one are not matches. They are too cut to be recognizable.

The artist made fun of the London-based organization.

The model did not qualify for a world record because he used matches that were not commercially available. The supplier agreed to sell Mr Plaud boxes of headless matches. The current record for tallest Eiffel Tower built from matches is held by Toufic Daher, who used 6 million matches to build his model. Guinness may have been heavy handed in judging Mr Paul's tribute to the French monument. Mark McKinley, director of Guinness' central records services, told the outlet that the records management team must be thorough and fastidious in reviewing evidence to make sure the playing field is level for everyone attempting a Guiness World Records title. We will make contact with the record holder again and review the rules for similar records as a priority to see what can be done.

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