Saturday, October 18, 2008

Big Bird on a Bun

No, not that Big Bird........but Iranian cooks did use large poultry to make a large poultry sandwich.

About 1,500 cooks used 1,000kg (2,200lbs) of ostrich meat to make the 1,500m (4,920ft) long sandwich.

Why? two reasons.

The organisers want to promote Iran's fledgling ostrich farming business.

The organisers hope those world-beating dimensions will be enough to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest ostrich sandwich ever.

They did encounter an unexpected problem.

The sandwich drew crowds of onlookers, and some reports said people rushed forward to eat it before it could be measured for the record. But the event's organisers said there was video footage of the sandwich which would be sent to Guinness officials.

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