Chicago students take aim at two world records with cereal box mosaic

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- High school students in Chicago are attempting to break two Guinness World Records by creating a mosaic of the Ukrainian flag from nearly 5,000 cereal boxes.

The students, members of Chicago Children United for Ukraine, are attempting the record at the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall in Chicago.


The students began assembling the mosaic from blue and yellow cereal boxes Wednesday and the finished mosaic is scheduled to be unveiled Thursday evening.

Organizers said they are aiming to break the Guinness World Records for largest cardboard box mosaic (flag) and largest packaged product mosaic (flag). The first record currently stands at 1,499 square feet and 89.28 square inches, while the second stands at 787 square feet and 38 square inches.

The boxes of cereal used in the attempt will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The attempt is also aiming to raise money for relief efforts in Ukraine.

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