Friday, July 11, 2014
Most people tossing pizza dough: Tony's Pizza Napoletana breaks Guinness World Records' record
SAN FRANCISCO, USA -- San Francisco has a tasty new title -- 263 people tossed pizza dough outside of Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach to set a world record of tossing the most pizza dough at one time; the previous Guinness Wortld Records' record was 250 people; the event raised $20,000 for Family House, a San Francisco charity that provides temporary housing for kids with cancer and their families,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Beating the previous Guinness World Records' record for 250 pizzas tossed, Tony's Pizza, with the help of local kids and families, tossed 263 pizzas. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the longest line of pizzas; it measured 541.8 m (1,777 ft 10 in) and was achieved by the Van Duzer Foundation and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation (both USA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest pizza base toss; using 567 g (20 oz) of dough is 6.52 m (21 ft 5 in) by Joe Carlucci (USA) at Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Tony's Pizza celebrated five years of making pizza in North Beach by completing a record breaking pizza toss.
A representative from Guinness World Records was there to verify the feat.
In order to break the previous record, more than 250 pizzas had to be tossed, for a duration of at least one minute, and each pizza needed to reach a final measurement of 12".
Tony's Pizza managed to break the previous record by tossing 263 pizzas. The event also hosted raffles, pizza acrobatics, and a massive pizza toss with the participation of local children and families.
The event raised $20,000 for Family House, a San Francisco charity that provides temporary housing for kids with cancer and their families.
"Tony Gemignani, who spear headed this whole effort for us, is a huge Bay Area star and when he found out about Family House he wanted to do something for kids and families," Family House spokesperson Alexandra Morgan said.
"Since so many kids and families love pizza, he wanted to do something to give back."
Organizers say the biggest challenge was getting all the dough up in the air at the same time.
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