Saturday, August 18, 2012
Most people roasting marshmallows: Marion County sets world record (VIDEO)
MARION, KS, USA -- 1,272 people gathered at Marion County Park and Lake, around a bonfire that was an eighth of a mile long, 6 feet wide and 3 feet tall and put their roasting sticks, with marshmallows attached, into the fire for 10 seconds, setting the new world record for the Most people roasting marshmallows at once,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Marion County residents set the new world record for the most people roasting marshmallows at once. Photo: Adam Stewart (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest cooking marathon lasted 31 hours 31 minutes 55 seconds and was achieved by Ben Stewart (Australia) in Bowen, Queensland, Australia.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest stainless steel cooking spoon: 10.01 m - made by the Rösle GmbH & Co. KG in Marktoberdorf.
After a major windstorm knocked down lots of trees last summer at Marion County Park & Lake, someone came up with the idea of using the debris to set a world record for roasting marshmallows.
Marshmallows had to be blackened, browned or discolored to qualify as "roasted."
Originally, there were 1,282 entries, but 10 participants were disqualified when their marshmallows fell off their sticks or weren't roasted enough, said Steve Hudson, the park's superintendent.
Boy Scout troop leaders served as marshmallow specialists to verify that each marshmallow had been roasted, Hudson said.
About 50 bags of large marshmallows donated from a local grocery and more than 1,900 roasting sticks made of willow branches were used to set the world record.
During the record-setting event, Jackie Volbrecht sold T-shirts and sweatshirts to raise money for Circles Initiative, a national organization whose goal is to eradicate poverty, The Kansas City Star reported.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012 11:38 AM