Kuwait just claimed another world record with this collage portrait

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Kuwait just claimed another world record with this collage portrait

A mural made of 149,000 newspaper and magazine clippings.

The Guinness World Record awards are all about “making the amazing official,” and Kuwait is seriously in on that.

From a record breaking firework display to an incredible bottle cap sculpture, the Gulf nation has claimed several Guinness World Record awards over the years.

But this year’s record breaker is a mural made of 149,000 newspaper and magazine clippings, depicting the face of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported.

The mural titled, Humanitarian Leader is 2 meters high and 24 meters wide.

It took 2 years to complete and was made by 122 students from the Sabah Al Nasser Al Sabah high school.

The largest bottle cap sculpture award was won in 2015, on Kuwait’s national day (celebrated on February 25).The sculpture consisted of 147,008 bottle caps, collected over a period of two years by Fatma Yousef Al Fadli and a team of volunteers. Once the caps had been collected, Fatma, her family, friends and the team of volunteers built the 5.6 meter high and wide globe shaped sculpture, which was designed by Fatma Al Tamimi.

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More recently in January 2017, another entry was made when Gulf Bank’s Al-Danah prize draw was awarded for being the ‘biggest annual draw event’ in the world.

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More records in recent years

In 2012, the country broke the record for the biggest firework display in the world, complete with 77,282 firework projectiles.

The display marked the 50th anniversary of Kuwait’s national Constitution.

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