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'Spectre' breaks record for world's biggest explosion

Somewhere, Michael Bay is weeping into an edit bay

Ben Gourlay | Nov 11, 2015 at 12:03 am CST (0 mins, 51 secs time to read)

With the eagerly awaited James Bond sequel 'Spectre' hitting screens across the world to solid, but not spectacular box office hauls, the film can be satisfied for breaking at least one record: The world's biggest explosion, a claim which has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records.

The on-set explosion filmed in Morocco earlier this year was propelled by 33kg of explosives, mixed with 8418 litres of fuel - which, according to Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday is "spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise."

'Spectre' breaks record for world's biggest explosion |

The record will be enshrined in next year's Guinness Book of Records, in the event that it's not supplanted by another in the mean time. So Michael Bay - it's over to you.

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Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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