Tuesday, September 08, 2009

My Goodness, My Guinness!

Looks like someone spent their long weekend combing through the Burro Hall archives:

If Guinness World Records ever creates a category for the country most obsessed with being in the Guinness book of world records, Mexico will surely be in the running. ...

Mexicans take their records seriously. Days after the “Thriller” event, mariachi musicians gathered in Guadalajara, where their traditional form of music first began, to beat the record for the most mariachi musicians ever gathered in one place. In all, 549 horn blowers, bassists and violinists turned out in suits and sombreros at the International Mariachi Festival, playing the classics “Cielito Lindo” and “Guadalajara.”

Months earlier, in January, the record-breaking focus was on dessert. Chef Miguel Ángel Quezada and a team of 55 chefs in Mexico City created the world’s largest cheesecake, using almost a ton of cream cheese and yogurt, 551 pounds of sugar and 331 pounds of butter. It took 60 hours to create the two-ton monstrosity, which was chopped up into 20,000 servings.

Mexico also set a kissing record this year, as about 40,000 people locked lips on Valentine’s Day in Mexico City in the Zócalo, which happens to be among the largest city squares in the world. The smoochers beat a British record of 32,648 kissers, which had held since 2007. A few months later, the Mexican government began discouraging people from kissing for fear of spreading swine flu.

Not all of Mexico’s record-breaking attempts go as planned. In January, Mexico’s National Association of Matadors declared that Michel Lagravere, an 11-year-old known as Michelito, had set the record at his age for the most baby bulls killed in a two-hour fight. He brought down six of them.

The New York Times charges $2.00 (27 pesos) at the newsstand, which allows them to keep Floyd Abrams on retainer. But the Burro Hall Legal Dept. has, through years of trial and error, turned the nuisance lawsuit into an art form. We should be able to get through this in record time.

3 comments:

Krellinator said...

You just give me the green light, Dude. That is LAME.

SMK said...

Shocking. Stick it the man!

SMK said...

there's a "to" missing up there....