Richard Plaud, a Frenchman, created a replica of the Eiffel Tower using 706,900 matches. The manufacturer Flam’Up supplied him with boxes containing 190,000 headless sticks to simplify the process. However, he made two serious mistakes that disqualified his attempt from the Guinness Book of Records.
Firstly, he scraped off the flammable red heads of the matches and instead cut off their heads. This was against the regulations of the Guinness Book. Secondly, he built his replica at 7.19 meters instead of the required 7 meters. Despite these errors, after a week of turnaround, Plaud’s attempt was officially recognized by the organization and he was able to claim his record.
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