Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Longest dining table: Malta breaks Guinness world record
ZABBAR, Malta -- The 'Dine Along the World's Longest Table' event, organized by the Żabbar local council, together with its Culture Action Team, was held on 27 July at Sanctuary Street in Zabbar, Malta; at 359 metres long, the dinning table used during the event beat the previous Guinness World Records' record of 302 metres and sets the new world record for the Longest dinning table,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: At 359 metres long, the new world's longest dinning table beat the previous Guinness World Records' record of 302 metres. Photo: Joseph Cassar (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest table measured 301 m (987 ft 6.36 in) and was achieved by Kellogg's Middle East & Africa, in Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest picnic table; it measured 93.04 m (305 ft 3 in) and was achieved by Safeway (USA) in San Francisco, California, USA.
First, a substantial number of bricks were placed along the main road. These served as the base for the table, The Malta Independent reported.
Then on next morning, planks of wood were placed, paving the way for the longest table in the world to take shape. At 359 metres long, it beat the previous Guinness World Records' record of 302 metres.
After a small introduction and a speech from Mayor Quinton Scerri, the measuring and verification process kicked off, in the presence of three witnesses who were brought in to make sure that everything was being done according to the specified guidelines.
The final length of the world's longest dinning table was 359.7 metres.
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