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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

World Record for Puzzle Solving

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Jigsaw Puzzle Record
Elaine Lewis managed to complete a 250-piece jigsaw in an unbelievable 14 minutes, 58 seconds - more than half of the existing record. With official witnesses Councillor Pam King and Express editor Mandy Leigh looking on, Elaine was a hurricane of puzzle power as she fitted together an oval picture of famous Guinness world record breakers.

She overcame the previous record of 34 minutes proving that experience and dedication really is all you need. Elaine Lewis said: "I’m really pleased with the time. I could have done it again in that time and still beaten the record! My optician probably wouldn’t like me doing them that much - and certainly not my osteopath!" Elaine undertook the challenge to raise awareness of her son’s rare chromosome disorder, called Williams Syndrome and was able to raise more than £300 in sponsorship from doing the challenge.
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Monday, January 6, 2014

World Record Puzzle

Dave Evans from Weymouth carved a massive 40,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in April 2013. It was the largest hand-cut puzzle ever made. Unfortunately it collapsed after Dave spent five weeks creating the puzzle

But when the 40,000-piece puzzle he had been working on for weeks collapsed on to the floor, Dave Evens was in bits. The master craftsman had just placed the last piece into the world’s biggest hand-cut wooden jigsaw, which he had created from a montage of photos of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Mr Evens had spent more than 200 hours hand-cutting the jigsaw from 6mm plywood before it collapsed.  Luckily Mr Evans had already measured, photographed and filmed his jigsaw for his Guinness World of Records submission.