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There [seems / seem] to be a record-breaking [feat / feature] for just about everything these days? Who knew there was a world record for making the tallest stack of M&Ms? Well, there is, and the record has been broken. British [civil / civility] engineer Will Cutbill, 23, attempted the balance-defying challenge while trying to [starve / stave] off the boredom of being [coped / cooped] up during a COVID lockdown. He used [all / wholly] his architectural and design skills, with a dose [of / in] physics know-how, to stack a pile [on / of] the multi-colored button-shaped chocolates five M&Ms [height / high] . Many people might think that is a beatable record but Mr Cutbill challenged anybody to try and [better / goodlier] his balancing accomplishment.

Mr Cutbill spoke about why he set [in / out] to break the M&M stacking record. He said: "I've had a lifelong [ambitious / ambition] to break a Guinness World Records title. I've always wanted one. I've bought the book every year and have always dreamed of [one / once] day reading my name in it." He said he got the idea while he was [partaking / parking] of his favourite chocolaty [confection / infection] during the lockdown. He was [crucial / curious] to know how many of the chocolates he could put [on / in] top of each other. He said: "It takes time, but if you [stick / stack] at it, you will find a way to do it." He added: "This has inspired me. I want to let my creative [juices / liquids] flow and see what else I may be good at and then attack it with the [similar / same] determination I did here."

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