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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Woman spends 1,000 hours completing 24,000-piece jigsaw puzzle


Woman glues 24,0000-piece puzzle to living room wall

A WOMAN was so proud of 

completing one of the world’s 

biggest puzzles she has glued it 

to her living room wall.

Civil servant Amanda 

Warrington, from Yate near

 Bristol, spent 17 months and a

 staggering 1,000 hours 

completing the whopping 24,000–piece puzzle.

The 50-year-old then cut the two-stone puzzle into quarters and 

stuck it on the wall using extra-strong adhesive.

The mural — called Life: The Great Challenge — was the biggest

 in the world when Amanda’s sister bought it for her from a 

specialist internet supplier.

But it took her so long to complete, another puzzle fan beat her to

 the world record with a 32,000-piece puzzle.

Their masterpiece, called Double Retrospect, was started in 

February 2011 and is now the world’s largest.

Amanda, who works for the Department of Work and Pensions and

 lives alone, said: “I didn’t really know what to do with it when I 

first started, but it was so pretty I thought it would look good on my 


The brightly coloured brain teaser, which sizes up at 14ft x 5ftm 

contains a montage of animals, fish, boats, hot air balloons, an 

underwater city and planets.

She admitted: “I love a challenge. I must have done around 50 


“They do take a while, but when you’re finished, you get such a 

great sense of satisfaction.”


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