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Taiwan achieves new Guinness World Record

Taiwan achieves a new Guinness World Record for “the most people making sand sculptures simultaneously” when amateur artists carved 287 bottlenose dolphins in a span of 90 minutes at the Taiwanese north eastern beach town of Fulong.

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