Man completes giant puzzle after 6 months

July 31, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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STOKE-ON-TRENT, England, July 31 (UPI) -- A British man said it took him six months to put together the world's largest jigsaw puzzle in his garage.

Eric Smith, 73, said he spent a total 537 hours finding the proper spots for all 24,000 pieces of the puzzle, which combined to create a 12-by-6-foot picture of dolphins and boats, The Sun reported Thursday.

"This is the nicest jigsaw I've ever done and I'm really chuffed at how quick I have done it," said Smith, who is believed to be only the second person in Britain to complete the gigantic puzzle. "It has about 10 or 12 different puzzles inside one giant puzzle, I was really pleased to complete it. I've enjoyed spending two or three hours a night on it."

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