Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cuban eyes record with 268ft cigar

Cuban cigar-maker Jose 'Cueto' Castelar hopes that a 265ft super-stogie he rolled is also a world record (AP)
Cuban cigar-maker Jose 'Cueto' Castelar hopes that a 265ft super-stogie he rolled is also a world record (AP)

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but one Cuban man is hoping that a 268ft super-stogie he rolled is something more: a world record.

Jose Castelar and his assistants started working on it at the end of April and finished on Tuesday.

British diplomats were on hand to measure the cigar, which has yet to be verified by Guinness World Records. Mr Castelar already holds the Guinness mark for a 148ft cigar he rolled in 2008.

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