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World Records for Stacking Matchsticks on a Bottleneck

The Rules

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  1. The record is for the greatest number of matchsticks balanced on the neck of a bottle.
  2. It is not permitted to use any sort of adhesive.
  3. The stack must remain standing for at least one minute.

The Best Results

20270 Alexander Bendikov (Belarus)                     2012*
18000 Alexander Bendikov (Belarus) 2008*
10627 Peter Both (Germany) 2002*
6261 Jaromír Dedic (Czech Republic) 2000
2620 Ralf Laue (Germany) 1994
2500 Holger Freelandt (Germany) 1994
2272 Christian & Daniel Leutert (Switzerland) 1993*
1956 Marc Schwarz (Germany) 1993*
1584 Sven D. Kitzinger (Liechtenstein) 1992*
1340 Martin Läuter (East Germany) 1989*
1019 Vladimíra Lonková (Czech Republic) 1991*
1013 Katja Deckert & Ulrike Beyer (West Germany) 1981*
684 Philippe Voisin & Denis Brunet (France) 1987

(* = was a world record)

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