The world's largest Jenga game was built by Caterpillar in Illinois.

I remember checking out the Guinness Book of World Records from my school library. It fascinated me. I always thought it would be cool to break one of the records to get into the book.

A new world record was just set by Caterpillar in Illinois.

According to,

"A construction equipment manufacturer used two of its large machines to set a Guinness World Record for the largest game of Jenga."

My first question is why did they do it?

"Chad Cremeens, field operations manager and Caterpillar Inc., conducted the world record attempt as part of the company's educational initiative."

How did they do it?

"The attempt featured a 320E excavator, a TH514C telehandler, a 277D multi-terrain loader, a M316D material handler and a 349E excavator being used to manipulate the 27 laminated pine beams, which each measured 8 feet long, 2 feet and 8 inches wide and 1 foot and 4 inches high. Each block weighed about 600 pounds."

Here's the video of the record-breaking event.

"The game went on for 28 hours and ended up with 13 layers, for a maximum height of about 20 feet."

I've played some Jenga in a bar with friends but this would be awesome.

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