Have you ever tried stacking cards? What is the tallest structure you have been able to build with your cards? How patient have you been every time your tower of cards has fallen?
You must agree with me that card stacking is a fun hobby, especially when you can build a three- or four-story building.
Do you know what the Guinness World Record is for the tallest house of cards in the world? Say something … ten? … fourteen? … The Guinness World Record for the tallest house of cards in the world stands over twenty-five feet tall. Yes, it is amazing, and I had a hard time believing that a structure over 25 feet tall could be built without any manipulation, such as gluing, gluing, folding or folding the cards. ANY.
Just playing cards standing up without any gimmicks involved. To obtain a Guinness World Record, you must follow a very strict verification and validation process, and one of the Guinness World Record Committee members will meticulously verify that your attempt at a world record follows their strict rules.
I was in shock when I first looked at the photo of the tallest house of cards in the world. Over twenty-five feet of stacked playing cards …
The holder of the Guinness World Record Cardstacker is Brian Berg from Ames, Iowa. He won his first Guinness World Record for the tallest house of cards in the world in 1992, when he was only seventeen years old. Since then, he has toured the United States and the world, appearing in the best television shows, magazines, etc …
Stacking letters is a hobby that became Berg’s full-time job. He is regularly appointed by television shows, large corporations like Walt Disney Studios, and gets paid to teach about card stacking, doing business projects, science museums, etc.
Berg started stacking letters as a hobby when he was 8 years old. His grandfather taught him how to stack letters as a fun hobby, but he did not teach him any of the construction techniques that Berg now uses. It was after years of experimentation that Berg developed his own building techniques.
Brian Berg has also put all of his experience in letter stacking in a book titled “Stacking the Deck” (ISBN-978-0743232876). In his book, Berg reveals all his tricks and techniques learned through his own experiences and countless hours building giant structures with playing cards and endless patience.