Restaurant manager breaks Guinness record with 17ft stack of chairs

Jay Ehson, from Manchester, England, broke a Guinness World Record when he created a 17ft stack of chairs outside the restaurant where he works as a manager. Photo by 2427999/

October 26 (UPI) — A restaurant manager in Britain broke a Guinness World Record when he arranged chairs in a pile up to 17ft high.

Guinness confirmed Jay Ehson, 37, broke the world record with his stack of chairs outside the Baab-e-Salaam Banquiting Hall in the Cheetham Hill area of ​​Manchester, England, where he works as a manager.

Ehson’s pile broke the previous record by 15.5 feet.

“Stacking chairs can be very dangerous”, Ehson told the Manchester Evening News. “It was important that we chose a day when there was very light wind so that they didn’t blow.

“People shouldn’t try to do this unless they’re very experienced and confident in what they’re doing.”

Ehson said Guinness gave him some rules to follow when trying.

“Chairs are not allowed to touch the ladder, but if they collapse in the direction of the ladder, someone could get hurt. I had three practice attempts before attempting the official attempt to world record on the fourth shot,” he said.

The record attempt raised nearly $2,000 for charities that help the homeless.

“My goal is to lead by example and inspire the younger generation to have some social responsibility,” he said. “It’s important for those of us who have to help those in need, especially in the face of a global pandemic.”

Ehson previously held a Guinness World Record when he created a 2.2ft stack of tortillas in 2018. The record has since been broken.

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