Pinay jigsaw puzzler sets Guinness record

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WORLD RECORD. Georgina Gil Lacuna holds up her world record certificate for having the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles. Photo from AFP

From Mona Lisa to Mickey Mouse, a Philippine guesthouse owner has pieced together over a thousand jigsaw puzzles, and on November 29, her collection was officially declared the world’s largest. “It was just a hobby at first. It takes away my stress,” Gina Gil Lacuna, 61, said as she was awarded her certificate of recognition by Guinness World Records. But the pass time, which she took up 26 years ago, turned into an obsession that has seen her collect a total 1,028 different puzzle, framed wall to wall at her two-story bed and breakfast. The puzzles form pictures of religious figures, animals and landscapes, and even Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, with the largest containing over 18,000 pieces.

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