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39-foot sandcastle in Brazil may be world record

Rusty Croft's business, Sand Guys, has created sculptures for businesses including Google and Facebook.

By
Ben Hooper

NITEROI, Brazil, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A California sand artist's 39-foot-tall sandcastle on a Brazilian beach is being considered for a world record by Guinness officials.

Guinness World Records adjudicators traveled to the Niteroi, Brazil, beach to examine the detailed castle built by Rusty Croft, a sand artist and co-owner of California-based Sand Guys, which has created sculptures for companies including Google and Facebook.

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The castle was built using 20 truckloads of sand and was sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. Archie Lionce of Caterpillar said a decision from Guinness is expected within days.

The current Guinness World Record holder for largest sandcastle is Ed Jarrett, who constructed a 37-foot, 10-inch castle in Farmington, Conn., in 2011.

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