Guinness World Records
Setting world records is no easy feat. First you need to figure out exactly what record you’re going to set, then you need to put your mind to it. There’s no shortage of world records to be had in the food world, mostly because there are so many different types of food and so many things that can be done with them. The 2016 Guinness Book of World Records was recently released, and the good folks at Guinness shared these insane food feats with us, all of which are included in the book. If you’re looking to break any of these records, you better get cracking!
The largest hot dog cart measures 9 feet 3 inches in width, 23 feet 2 inches in length, 12 feet 2.75 inches in height from the ground to the handle, and the wheels' diameter is 6 feet 1.5 inches. This was achieved by Marcus Daily, in Union, Missouri, on October 28, 2013.
The fastest time to eat a jam doughnut with no hands and without licking the lips is 11.41 seconds, and was achieved by Philip Joseph Santoro in San Francisco on April 17, 2014.
The highest jump into marshmallows is 28 feet 10.75 inches, and was achieved by Brent Steffensen on the set of Guinness World Records Gone Wild! in Los Angeles on July 3, 2012.
The largest M&Ms mosaic measures 148.6 square feet, and was created by Jackson McKenzie in Nampa, Idaho on August 1, 2014.
The longest cooking marathon by an individual is 40 hours, and was achieved by Benjamin J. Perry in Lincoln, Rhode Island on March 12, 2014.
The most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute is 9, achieved by Peter Czerwinski in Mississauga, Ontario, on January 4, 2012. The record was equaled by Patrick Bertoletti at Sierra Studios, in East Dundee, Illinois on January 14, 2012.
The most wins of the Mashed Potato Wrestling championships is four, and was achieved by Steve O'Gratin at Barnesville, Minnesota and Clark, South Dakota from 2006 to 2008.
The largest pumpkin pie weighed 3,699 pounds, and was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers at New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio on September 25, 2010.
The most layers in a sandwich was 40, and was achieved by Sugardale Foods at the Fabulous Food Show at the IX Center in Cleveland, on November 15, 2014.
The heaviest cabbage weighed 138.25 pounds and was presented at the Alaska State Fair by Scott A. Robb in Palmer, Alaska on August 31, 2012.
John Evans of Palmer, Alaska, grew the largest carrot, which weighed 18 pounds 13 ounces when measured at the 1998 Alaska State Fair.
The heaviest tomato, weighing 8.41 pounds was grown by Dan MacCoy and weighed in Ely, Minnesota, USA, on August 22, 2014.
The heaviest turnip weighed 39 pounds three ounces, and was grown by Scott and Mardie Robb who presented it the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska on September 1, 2004.
The tallest corn plant measured 35 feet three inches, and was grown by Jason Karl of Allegany, NY. It was measured on December 22, 2011.