Friday, June 17, 2011



Officially the Worlds Tallest Sandcastle!

Ed Jarrett first built the worlds tallest sand castle in 2003, then broke his own record in 2007, and now his back with his third consecutive record, a 37-foot , 10-inch sand marve l.

As you can probably imagine by looking at the photos below, Ed used more than just a sand bucket and shovel to complete his masterpiece, In fact, he needed the help of 1,500 volunteers, who worked a total of 2,500 hours turning 1.6 million pounds of sand into a record-breaking castle.

Work on the castle began on April 1st, and the completed structure was ready for official measurement seven weeks later, on May 20.

According to Laura Ward, public
relations official for Jarretts Castle, the work was initially supposed to be even taller, at 38 feet and75 inches, but after a blue bird decided to scrape the top of the castle and meteorologists announced hostile weather conditions, the team hurried to get the sand castle certified before it got even shorter.

Still, at 37 feet, 10 inches, Jarretts Castle is still easily the tallest sand castle in the world.

Officially certified by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

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