Cuban cigar roller going for a new Guinness world record

24 04 2011

Cuban cigar-roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto), already famous for his four Guinness World Record length cigars (11,04 m, 14,80 m, 20,41 m, and 45,38 m Habanos), will be shooting for a new world record this Monday, April 25th.In the Morro- Cabaña Park in Havana, Cueto will set out to roll a 70 meter-long cigar.

 Cueto, with 50 years of experience, recalls with satisfaction the knowledge he got on his way through prestigious cigar factories like La Corona, Partagas and Briones Montoto, the producer of the Romeo and Julieta and Cohiba brands, among others. He also remembers those who revealed to him some secrets in this art, and mentions cigar-roller Eddy Garcia, who taught him to make twisted cigars.

His previous Guinness World Record cigars are on display at the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña in La Triada. Cueto is planning to exhibit his cigars at the 31st International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2011) this May 2nd-7th. This past year Cueto was nominated to receive the prestigious Premio Habano.

Cigar enthusiasts everywhere will surely wish him luck in pursuing his next Guinness World Record!

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World’s Largest Burger

1 02 2011

A few months back I wrote a post listing what I deemed to be the 12 most disgusting foods in the World.

Well of course it is sod’s law that as soon as you commit anything like this to paper, or type as it is in this case, you suddenly come across a whole raft of other goodies that would easily have earnt themselves a place.

This is one of those contenders…

This humongous burger was cooked up by the owners of the Ambrosia on the Spot Cafe in Sydney, Australia.

The patty alone weighs in at an Earth shattering 178lb and took 12 hours to cook through. If  the meat alone wasn’t enough to induce a heart attack in 50 of your nearest and dearest friends the burger also contained 120 eggs, 150 slices of cheese, 1.5 kg of beetroot, 16 tomatoes, 2kg of lettuce and half a kilo of BBQ sauce…oh and 21kg of bread to make the giant buns.

The total weight of the burger once cooked – 95 kg!! That’s the same amount that I weigh, in fact it’s actually 1 kilo more than I weigh and I’m not a small guy.

The Guinness book of records have confirmed that this is indeed the World’s largest burger and that it has soundly smashed the previous holder which weighed in at a positively wimpy 84kg.

The owners of the cafe had to create special equipment to hold the burger during the marathon 12 hours that it took for it to cook through and it took four men in order to flip it over.

The burger was created solely to break the world record and to act as a publicity stunt however in order to meet the requirements laid down by Guinnes this monstrosity has to be on the menu at the cafe for at least a year.

Anyone wishing to tackle this mountain of meat will need to give at least 24 hours notice and will have to stump up a mighty A$1,500 (€1,100) for the pleasure.

Oh and they should probably have their affairs in order








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