Most people eating a fortune cookie: CelebrAsian Festival sets world record (VIDEO) DES MOINES, IA, USA -- 2,196 participants at the 10th annual CelebrAsian festival took a bite of a fortune cookie
, setting the world record for the Most people simultaneously eating a fortune cookie,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
The record attempt took place at the State Capitol Complex's East campus and was kicked off with the assistance of Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds.
The Guinness world record for the largest cookie mosaic measures 16.53 m² (177.9 ft²) and was achieved by Leclerc (Canada) in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest biscuit; it measured 754 m² (8,120 ft²) and was made by the Immaculate Baking Company (USA) in Flat Rock, North Carolina, USA. The chocolate chip cookie weighed 18 tonnes (40,000 lb) and had a diameter of 30.7 m (101 ft).
Participants received registration forms and grabbed a cookie in the hopes of helping set a world record and winning great prizes.
Some of the cookies included prize fortunes that granted participants awards like an Amazon Kindle, Android Tablet, a bicycle, gift cards to local restaurants and more.
With an estimated attendance of more than 40,000 people, CelebrAsian is the largest Asian American event in Iowa.
The free festival included food, cultural traditions, education, entertainment, martial arts, health and wellness activities, and art.
Fortune cookies and prizes were sponsored by the Polk County Republicans, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Diversified Management Services, Scheels, Daylight Do-nuts, Starbucks, Fong's Pizza, Bang Bang Mongolian Grill, Networks, Inc, and Iowa Sister States.
The Iowa Asian Alliance is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by business, community, and civic leaders.
The mission of IAA is to unite Iowa's diverse Asian and Asian-American communities to foster economic growth and community development within the state of Iowa.
IAA's vision is to create an Iowa in which Asians and Asian-Americans are an integral part of a vibrant and prosperous community.