British school's giant marshmallow might be new Guinness record

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A British school said it expects to hear soon whether its attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world's largest marshmallow succeeded.

Berkhamsted School said the marshmallow in the shape of cartoon character Pudsey Bear's head measures more than 3 feet on each side.


The marshmallow was the idea of student Joshua Nunn, who pitched the idea to administrators as a means of raising funds for the charity Children In Need.

"My mum is always saying you can do anything you put your mind to. And she sets a really good example for me in all the work she does both for her marketing career and in helping others," Nunn told Hemel Today.

The school auctioned the large confection, which was purchased for $720 by MasterChef winner Irini Tzortzoglou. She cut up the Pudsy head and sold the pieces to raise additional money for The Jigsaw Children's Hospice in Carlisle, England.

School officials said they expect to hear this week whether the marshmallow set a new Guinness record.

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