Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Longest French Fries cooking marathon: Vernaillen Daan breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
ST-KATHERINA-LOMBEEK, Belgium -- After 125 hours of cooking French fries, Daan Vernaillen, a 29-year-old French fries maker, has broken the Guinness World Records' record for the Longest French Fries cooking marathon, established in 2010 by Chris Verschueren,
while raising funds for non-profit organization Novares, which wants to support a school for children with autism, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Vernaillen has spent 125hrs frying chips during the World's Longest French Fries cooking marathon. Photo: Pozo Folio.
The previous Guinness World Records' record for the “longest French fries cooking marathon” was 83 hours, established in 2010 by Chris Verschueren, a French fries maker from the East Flemish village of Moerzeke-Kastel.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest serving of chips; it weighed 448 kg (987 lb 10 oz) and was made by Adventure Island (UK), in Southend on Sea, Essex, UK.
After 125 hours of cooking French fries, Daan Vernaillen, a 29-year-old French fries maker, has stopped his world record attempt, tired but satisfied.
At the presence of bailiff Marleen Van Den Bosch, of Asse, who recorded his attempt officially during the 7 days and a huge amount of fans, Daan pulled the last portion of French fries out of the oil.
Photo: Vernaillen cooked up and sold about 2000 portions of chips. A lot of people queue up to have french fries during the Longest French Fries cookig marathon. Photo: Pozo Folio (enlarge photo)
His French fries shop, Den Bos, will close for two days.
“As of Friday it is business as usual again.” The profits of his world record (€2500) will go to Novares, a non-profit organization.
“For each portion of fries 1 euro will be donated to non-profit organisation Novares, which wants to support a school for children with autism."
Steven Cools and his ambulance team of Ternat have been present during the 125 hours.
The world record attempt was sponsored by Frituur Den Bos.
Bailiff Marleen Van den Bosch is also very impressed. “The record attempt is unique. I have seen many things, but cooking French fries is typical Belgian. I never thought Daan would save up so many breaks. He seems to be very strong”, Marleen says.
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