A 7-meter model of the Eiffel Tower made of matches was refused entry into the Guinness World Records due to ‘incorrect matches’.

The Guinness World Records refused to register a 7-meter model of the Eiffel Tower, constructed from matches, as a world record, claiming that the creator, Frenchman Richard Ploud, used ‘incorrect matches’

Ploud, who spent eight years creating the model from 706,900 matches, announced this on his Facebook post, sharing a photo of the construction with the word ‘NO!!’ ‘Guinness judges delivered their verdict without even seeing my tower in real life,’ Ploud wrote on social media.

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«MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT AND INCOMPREHENSION,» he continued. «[They] tell me that 706,900 sticks, one stuck to the other, are not matches!!?? And they are too trimmed to be recognizable!!??»

The artist ridiculed the London-based organization. «Obviously, the English are really different…,» he said, adding, «No offense, English.»

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