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Largest Sandcastle In The World: Guiness World Record Bid Part I

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Meet Rusty Croft.  He builds sandcastles for a living.  Yes, that is a real career, especially when your clientele include Silicon Valley and other large commercial entities wanting to make a unique advertising venture.  Croft’s love of the sandcastle arts began in 1997 when he was part of a team attempting to then build the world’s largest sandcastle sculpture titled “The Lost City of Atlantis”.   Now, Croft is bidding to officially, Guinness World Records approved, largest sandcastle in the world.  For his canvas he chose the beach of Niteroi, Brazil right across the bay from another wonder sculpture “Cristo Redentor” (Christ the Redeemer).  The towering skyscraper creation required 20 truckloads of specialized sand that doesn’t disintegrate in wind and rain.  It took a week to construct and measures 39ft tall.

After it is measured the sandcastle will be destroyed on a beach in the Brazilian city of Niteroi

(Whole view of the sculpture as it measures against a bulldozer and human onlookers. Image Credit:AFP/Daily Mail)

 

Impressive scenery: Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer is visible in the background

(Close up of the detailing of the sandcastle. Christ the Redeemer looks on across the bay. Image Credit: AFP/Daily Mail)

The castle was sponsored by two American companies who wish to expand into Brazil markets.

Find out more about Rust Croft and the enormous sand sculpture at The Daily Mail.

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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