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Tallest Scrabble Tile Tower Built In One Minute

United States Ergelgru Mattson

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States / June 18, 2009

Ergelgru Mattson stacked 45 Scrabble tiles on top of each other in one minute, a new world record. His achievement beat the previous record by 22 tiles.

Mattson set the record on June 18, 2009 in Princeton, New Jersey. Daniel Mattson was present as a witness.

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- tiles must begin in a scattered pile
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  • United States Keven Intravaia

    Keven Intravaia

    Hes using his other hand to hold it once the tower is out of the shot

  • United States Keven Intravaia

    Keven Intravaia

    why is this even up ? he used two hands

  • Africa eva-1 su

    eva-1 su


  • Africa eva-1 su

    eva-1 su

    sweet video

  • United States eva su

    eva su


  • United States Kong Lingcheng

    Kong Lingcheng


  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    Such a sweet video and record. Cooper, what's the soundtrack?


  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    That's incorrect. We have no rules re: family members being witnesses.

  • I thought the witness couldn't be family

  • Astounding - good work

  • All I know is that this record holder is hot!

  • We've taken this discussion to heart and revised the record to 23 tiles. If anyone wants to try and beat the record, take note: if you place your first tile down before the clock begins, it will not be counted. In terms of the last tile, we timed the record at URDB HQ. The last one was placed before the clock expired. We encourage anyone to time or count this record (or others) if they have concerns about accuracy, and let us know if concerns arise. We're building this site together, folks!

  • But Eli -- you didn't tell us what they SAID!

  • I can't disagree with Rob's point. Additionally, I believe the final tile was probably played after the time limit had expired. So maybe 22 is the fair count. It's still a world record!

  • I think Rob is right here. One could say that every individual tile is a tower of one before any building begins - thus the tower building must start at two. However, there is a defined tower building space that he moves one tile to before building the tower. This space should be considered the foundation, and the timer should start when the first tile hits that space.

  • United States Rob Birdsong

    Rob Birdsong

    24 might be a bit of a stretch. Notice how Mr. Rollman already placed a single tile down before the timer began. 23 seems like the proper count.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Dan Rollman

    That's my bro! Rollman family represent! You can't touch us!

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