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German artists seek to build the world's tallest sandcastle

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 01:03

Will their second attempt be successful? Angela Moore reports.

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In just a few short weeks, this pile of sand could be transformed into one of the largest sandcastles the world has ever seen. A group of German artists will seek to break the Guinness World Record for the tallest sandcastle. The current record stands at 14.8 metres - or 48 feet, 8 inches. SOUNDBITE: Benno Lindel, lead sand artist, saying (German): "This is a special kind of sand, it's not what you find on a beach. We wouldn't be able to do anything with beach sand because it crumbles apart so easily. Therefore we're using a very fine sand, which is less than a millimetre in size, and this sand sticks together very well, it's formed from 80 to 90 percent quartz sand." Last year, the group tried to break the world record, but part of their sandcastle fell apart during construction. Come September, judges will determine if there is a new king of the castle.

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German artists seek to build the world's tallest sandcastle

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 01:03