Friday, January 8, 2010

Man Builds Record-Breaking Castle

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – How many popsicle sticks does it take to build a castle?

For Connecticut resident Stephen Guman, it took 396,000.

Guman, a longtime popsicle stick model builder, has constructed a nine-foot-tall, 11-by-15 square-foot castle out of popsicle sticks, which is set to be named the biggest ever by Guiness World Records.

It took him a year-and-a-half to build his castle, which now sits at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Luckily, he didn’t have to scarf down nearly 400,000 popsicles to build it, getting all his supplies from craft stores, Wal-Mart, and eventually directly from stick makers.

Though many look down upon his work as a mere hobby, Guman wants everyone to know that what he does is truly an art form.

He says, “You hold up one of my models to a painting or picture and there’s not much difference. They’re both creative and come out of my head.”

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