Guinness World Record fail coming right up. Iran made the world’s biggest ostrich sandwich, but before it could be measured, it was eaten. I mean there are some pretty funny things that can happen when setting a record, but eating the evidence has to be one of the funniest things that I have ever heard of. It really does sound like it came out of the fiction section of the library, this really happened, and was extensively reported on at the time.
Of all the countries in the world there are a few that I would not really think capable of setting, nor even willing to create immature records. You know, I can understand it when countries reach for the sky, building ever taller sky scrapers. They are a little more permanent than something edible. Not only are they there and visible, but a little degree of prestige goes with the title. Then there are the records that defy logic, like the fattest woman or fattest man. There are interesting records, like the tallest and shortest people, and the fastest and smartest. And there are also the freaks, who do all kinds of weird things with their bodies and hobbies. Finally there are the food freaks. Those are the ones who risk life, and someone else’s limbs, to eat food, or create a huge waste by making the biggest of something that has ever been made, which is exactly what the organizers in Iran tried to do.