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British Columbia 12-year-old breaks Jenga stacking world record

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A British Columbia boy with a gift for balance broke a Guinness World Record by stacking 693 Jenga blocks atop a single, vertical-standing Jenga block.

Auldin Maxwell, 12, of Salmon Arm, said his record-breaking stack was his fourth attempt at breaking the record of 485 Jenga blocks stacked on a single vertical block, which was set by Tai Star Valianti of Arizona in July 2020.

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He said it took a lot of practice to develop his stacking technique.

"I created different types of patterns on the ground I could make, and then I tested it out and I will see which ones work and which ones can hold the most on stuff," Maxwell told CBC Radio West.

Guinness shared a video of Maxwell's record-breaking attempt. The organization said the boy now keeps the final block he placed on the stack in a place of honor in his bedroom.

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