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Man Gets Guinness World Record For Stacking Five M&M's

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Man Gets Guinness World Record For Stacking Five M&M's

Will Cutbill is now the recipient of a coveted Guinness World Record for a pretty bizarre reason.

The iconic record certifiers have recognised the British engineer for being the first known person to be able to stack five M&M's on top of each other.

The previous record was four and was jointly held by Silvio Sabba from Italy and Brendan Kelbie from Australia.

Will says it took him several hundred attempts to get the fifth one to stand still and is actually a lot harder than people imagine.


Speaking to CNN, Mr Cutbill said many people are shocked that the record has only just been upgraded from four to five.

"When I tell 'em it's a whopping five, they're shocked. They want to give it a go, try and beat me," he said.

The idea to get his name up in lights via M&M's occurred when the UK went into its third lockdown and he was chowing down on a packet of the chocolate sweets .


"One day in lockdown I was mixing up my confectionary choice, usually I'm a chocolate bar type of guy but this time the bag of M&M's called me and boy am I glad they did!" Will said.

"At first it wasn't very many until one day I thought right let's crack this, so I sat down very determined to complete it. As you can tell from my video [I] was absolutely ecstatic when I achieved it!"

He added that his life goal was to be inducted into the Guinness World Record book.

Credit: Will Cutbill/Guinness World Records
Credit: Will Cutbill/Guinness World Records

"I've had a lifelong ambition to break a Guinness World Records title, I've always wanted one. I've bought the books every year and have always dreamed of one day reading my name in it," he said.

"It's actual madness that I can now say I'm a Guinness World Records title holder! That's something I've dreamed about my whole life! I'm whacking it straight onto the Insta bio."

Despite now mastering the art of stacking M&M's, he admits that his personal balance is pretty shocking, so please don't ask him to balance on anything precarious.

His advice to other people wanting to attempt a world record is to take your time. Will credits severe boredom and a lot of time on his hands during lockdown to being able to break this title.


The 23-year-old also hasn't ruled out attacking another record.

"This has inspired me, I want to let my creative juices flow, see what else I may be good at and then attack it with the same determination I did here!" he said.

Featured Image Credit: Will Cutbill/Guinness World Records

Topics: News, Guinness World Record

Stewart Perrie
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