Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Record 170-meter wooden sculpture of an eel placed on Macedonia's Ohrid lake

A 170-meter- (186-yard-) long wooden sculpture of an eel has been secured with anchors in Macedonia's Ohrid Lake in an effort to win the Guinness record for longest wooden sculpture ever placed in water.

The installation was created by sculptor Sergei Cingulovski, who joined 50 wooden panels together. The sculpture, made of Canadian poplar, weighs 2.5 tons.

The sculptor said Sunday that he worked nine months on the sculpture.

The sculpture will be officially measured Monday, Cingulovski said. The official unveiling will take place Monday, at the opening of the 50th Ohrid Summer Festival, Macedonia's premier cultural event.

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