Man Breaks Guinness World Record By Successfully Stacking 5 M&M’s

A British man has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of M&M’s stacked on top of one another. Will Cutbill, 23, of Solihull, England, managed to get five of the candies stacked high, though the victory was hard-wrought and took several hours. However, given that Cutbill always wanted to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records, it was well worth the time and effort.

  1. Cutbill was bored during COVID-19 lockdown. As he told Birmingham Live, he basically had nothing better to do when he decided to take on the challenge. “It was during the third lockdown in January. I was in the living room, eating a bag of M&Ms, and I was incredibly bored, and I just decided to see how many of them I could stack on top of each other,” he recalled. “I started thinking, I wonder if there’s a world record for this, so I looked it up online and found out the most anyone had ever stacked was four.” Challenge accepted!
  2. He filmed all of his attempts, which took between two and three hours. M&M’s are shaped with a curve so they’re not exactly ideal for stacking. That’s what made Cutbill’s work so much harder. However, he eventually broke the record and was glad he gave it a go. “It’s not something I would normally have taken the time to do, especially now that the sun is shining and the pubs are back open, but at the time, there wasn’t much else to do so it seemed like time well spent,” he admitted.
  3. The previous record holders will have been disappointed! Both Silvio Sabba of Italy and Brendan Kelbie of Australia had previously held the world record for stacking four M&M’s, but now it seems Cutbill has taken the lead. He was even given a certificate by the Guinness World Record authorities to commemorate his achievements.
  4. Cutbill nearly gave up hope that it was possible to stack five M&M’s when he managed the task. “”When I managed to finally stack five M&M’s, I was absolutely ecstatic. I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, I’ve actually done it,'” he said. “Five M&M’s doesn’t sound like a lot, but it was near impossible to do. so I was chuffed when I achieved it. I thought about attempting six, but there’s no chance. Five was hard enough.” Well done!
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