Thursday, July 15, 2010 Longest
picnic table - Eden Project Big Lunch sets world record
BODELVA, Cornwall, UK -- A grassy roof between
the iconic Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes at the Eden
Project in Cornwall was the setting for the 48m (157.5ft)
long picnic for a 100 people and a dog - which sets the new
world record for the Longest
The spectacular feast was designed to be
a “starter” for the Big Lunch, which encourages everyone in
Britain to sit down with their neighbours in a simple act
of community and friendship. The second annual Big Lunch is
on Sunday week, July 18 (2010).
The previous Guinness World Record
for the Longest
picnic table was a 46m (151ft) picnic table in Dufur,
Peter Stewart, Eden’s Campaigns and Communications
Director, said: “The Big Lunch has grown out of an idea at
Eden so what better way to remind everyone about it than to
stage our own on the roof. This is of course just for starters.
The main course will be when many thousands of people the
length and breadth of Britain do their own thing on July 18.
”Lunches big and small are happening around
the country and, even though the event takes place in just
over a week it’s not too late to organise a simple gathering
with your neighbours.”
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