Watch the World's Tallest Sand Castle Get Built to an Insane Height

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Summer has come, and with it, a new World's Tallest Sand Castle certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

A half-dozen CAT movers and excavators (along with some human help for the finer details) helped to construct the sand castle in Rio de Janeiro. The end result was pretty cool—the tower stood at 41 feet and 3.67 inches tall, beating the previous record by over three feet. The castle was built entirely out of quarry sand (about 960 cubic yards of it) and water, and the process took 15 days.

In the end, as you can see in the video below, the machines that were used to build the sand castle knocked it down. Beach bullies everywhere would be proud.