Christmas tree tower of sardine cans for charity snags new Guinness Record

Christmas tree tower of sandine cans
The world record for the highest tin can structure now belongs to the Philippines. Photo from Guinness World Records.

A Christmas tree tower of sardine cans, built for a food charity for Filipino families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has snagged the new Guinness World Record for the “Tallest Tin Can Structure”

The record-breaking tin can tower resembling a Christmas tree with its red and green colors is found in Valenzuela City, Manila. The tower is made out of 70,638 cans of Mega Sardines and measures 5.905 meters (19 feet and 4.5 inches) high.

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The Philippines’ Mega Global Corporation set the new Guinness World Record as it built the tower to commemorate National Sardines Day on November 24, 2020.

“New record: This enormous tower of cans measuring 5.905 m (19 ft 4.5 in) was built by Mega Sardines in the Philippines and donated to food charities,” Guinness World Records announced on December 2, 2020.

“The project aimed to help Filipinos experiencing hardships during the pandemic,” Guinness added, along with the video of the Filipino company’s global feat.

According to Mega Global Corporation, the canned goods from the tower were part of the proudly local sardine company’s goal to distribute 100,000 nutritious meals to Filipinos in need under the “Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko” program which also donates 100 pesos to partner food charities with every purchase of their National Sardines Day Bundle through the Mega Online Store on Shopee and Lazada.

Recent additions to the Guinness World Record for the Philippines include Bulacan’s “Largest Number of Living Figures in Nativity Scene”, Sorsogon’s love & courtship Filipino folk dance, and De La Salle University Dasmariñas’ umbrella mosaic, among others.

Another sardine company, Ligo Sardines, reallocated its entire advertising budget to help independent groups fighting COVID-19.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the Philippines’ Mega Global Corporation for setting a new Guinness World Record and supporting Filipino families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic!

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