â€˜Eggs for Soldiersâ€™ is a family event held every year at the Clapham Common in London to raise money for Help for Heroes. Itâ€™s basically about the sale of khaki green boxes of eggs, with 15 pence from the sale of each box going to the charity that helps wounded servicemen returning from war. This yearâ€™s event on the 4thÂ of March will have two great things to look forward to â€“ a national egg and spoon race, and aÂ life-size tankÂ made of no less than 5,016 egg cartons.
The tank, a replica of The Challenger 2, was created by British sculptor Stuart Murdoch. Along with the 5,000 oddÂ egg cartons, he also made use of over 10,000 nails, 26 liters of glue, 15 liters of paint, 80 sq. meters of steel and 5,013 staples in the creation of this epic tank.