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Toast pops to world record height

Freddie Yauner during the attempt
The popping toast record was the first of its kind in the world

An art student has created a world record by popping a piece of toast high into the air.

Freddie Yauner, 26, from London, set the Guinness World Record during the Royal College of Art graduate show.

A piece of toast popped from the toaster by Mr Yauner reached a height of 2.6metres (8.5ft).

The unique record, the first of its kind in the records book, was confirmed by an adjudicator who was present to witness the attempt.

Mr Yauner said: "All my works are satirical pieces that have a serious side.

"We constantly conjure up too many objects that do far more than they need to do, with extra features year-on-year.

"The popping element of a toaster is totally unnecessary."

More than 200 creations and designs by students have been put on display at the event which runs until 5 July.

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