Sunday, October 18, 2015
Longest baguette: Milan Expo 2015 breaks Guinness World Records record
MILAN, Italy -- Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours to bake a 122 metre-long (400 foot-long) baguette at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair, setting the new world record for the Longest baguette,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours to bake a 122-meter-long
(400-foot-long) baguette at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair.
Photo: Antonio Calanni/AP (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness World Records' record for the longest baguette measures 111 metres (354.17 ft) and was achieved by the Big C Supercenter (Vietnam) at the Big C Supercenter An Lac Car Park, in Binh Tan District, Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam, on 22 August 2009.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest loaf of bread; it is 1,211.6 m (3,975 ft 0.69 in) and was achieved by Município de Vagos, Ferneto, Máquinas e Artigos Para a Indústria Alimentar, Lda. and Comissão de Festas de Vagos in Vagos (Portugal) during the Bread and Bakers' Party on 10 July 2005. A continuous loaf was backed with 1,211.6 m length during 59:30 hours.
The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111 metre (364 foot) record held by a French supermarket chain.
The World's Longest Baguette was then being cut and smeared with Nutella to share with the hundreds of Expo-goers who witnessed the world record.
It was at least the fourth world record declared during Expo, including the longest pizza at 1.5954 kilometres, or nearly a mile long.
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