The meat had been cooked, the sandwich almost assembled and assorted Guinness Book of Records dignitaries were patiently waiting by to give it their official stamp of approval. But cooks in Iran were left in despair after their bid to create the world's longest sandwich failed when the crowd started eating it before it could be measured.
Event organisers had planned to stuff the 1,500-metre-long sandwich with 700 kg. of ostrich meat and 700 kg. of chicken, and display it in a park in the capital Tehran.
But as the sandwich was being measured, chaos ensued. The giant snack was gone in minutes, leaving the three Guinness representatives with a problem.
. . . The giant snack was gone in minutes, leaving the three Guinness representatives with a problem.
The stunt had been organised to encourage Iranians to eat a healthier diet. Ostrich meat is far leaner than much of the Iranian diet with as half as much fat as chicken, lots of iron, and very little cholesterol -- as well as being extremely tasty.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
But Was It Made With Mayo?
From London's Daily Mail newspaper: