Monday, January 04, 2010

The World Record For Most World Records Broken During Christmas

In case you had any doubt how Mexico spent the holiday season this year, it did so in its traditional manner: by trying to accrue even more world records! We're not sure how we missed this, but early last month Mexico erected the world's largest Christmas tree, a god-awful neon-clad confection 367 feet tall, sponsored by Pepsi, which surpassed the previous record, held by Brazil, by a mere nine inches.

Then, just this weekend, Mexico broke the record for the world's largest rosca de reyes, which is a special cake consumed on Three Kings Day, Jan 6. Though the 1,400 meter, 12 ton cake smashed the previous record holder from Houston by a factor of ten, we're going to call bullshit on this one. First of all, it's not a single cake, but a bunch of little ones glued together with sugar. But more importantly, the rosca de reyes is a Mexican tradition. Rather than celebrating their new world record, they should forever hang their heads in shame that the record once belonged to the US. It's as if the world's largest hot dog record was held by Mexico!

Update: Apparently, the world's largest hot dog record is held by Mexico. Never mind.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Burro, it's always like this. The bigest is made of many pieces of smaller meals glued together. It's always like this. There is no oven large enough. not even in your ultra developed country.

Anonymous said...

Dear Burro, it's always like this. The bigest (insert here food name) is made of many pieces of smaller meals glued together. It's always like this. There is no oven large enough. not even in your ultra developed country.
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Burro Hall said...

Well, I wouldn't say it's always like this. McDonald's doesn't have the record for largest hamburger just because it has a couple billion patties touching each other in a warehouse somewhere. But if you think it's legit, then I'm going to set a world record in the mile this month by running a bunch of really fast 100 meters and then adding them all up. And every dollar of my multi-million endorsement deal with Nike will be pumped right back into this site, of course.