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Spectre Earned A Guinness World Record For An Explosive Reason

If there’s one thing James Bond is good at—well, besides making company with beautiful women, driving fast vehicles, and solving international mysteries—it’s walking away from an explosion.

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007 is nothing if not resourceful when it comes to playing with fire and not getting burned, and the latest instalment Spectre included the biggest boom of them all.

As in, the biggest of any movie ever made.

Yep, Spectre earned its place in the Guinness World Records book for Largest Film Stunt Explosion in cinema history by using 68.47 tons of TNT equivalent with 8,418 litres of kerosene and 33 kilograms of explosive powder to create a BOOM that lasted for 7.5 seconds at the Erfoud, Morocco filming locale.

The previous record holder was 1994’s “Blown Away” starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones, for the boat explosion scene.

Actors Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux accepted the honour on behalf of the film’s Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, who is the official title holder, and the GWR Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday compliment the Bond, James Bond series for consistently “pushing cinematic boundaries.”

This new accolade adds to a bevy of Bond-related Guinness recognitions, including one given to Sam Smith for “Writing’s on the Wall” for topping the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart faster than any other in franchise history. “GoldenEye,” meanwhile, presented the highest bungee jumper from a structure in a movie, and the longest speedboat jump in a movie was done during Live and Let Die.

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