A world record has been broken in Birmingham this lunchtime for the longest Christmas cracker pulling chain.
749 people were involved in the biggest simultaneous cracker pull, which took place in Brindley Place.
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Figure comes despite interested parties being advised that the vase has enamel losses, numerous kiln marks and fading to some of its colour.