• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

The Eiffel Tower Built with Matches: Richard Plaud’s Record-Breaking Achievement and Lessons Learned


Feb 11, 2024
Eiffel Tower Sets Record After Bizarre Matchstick Dispute

Richard Plaud’s record-breaking Eiffel Tower, built with 706,900 matches, has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. The Frenchman had made two serious mistakes in his attempt: he used headless sticks and failed to scrape off the flammable heads of the matches as required by the regulations. After a week of controversy, Richard Plaud describes his experience as an “emotional rollercoaster ride.”

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