[May 6] VIENNA, Austria / An Austrian
group declared on Saturday that it had set a record for the world's
longest restaurant table with place settings for 1,800.
The table, set up along a shopping street, stretched
1.2 kilometres (three-quarters of a mile), organisers said.
Visitors of Vienna's longest shopping street, MariaHilfer strasse,
walk by a 1.2 kilometer-long restaurant table.
It actually included 600 tables, with 30 culture
specialists setting up 1,800 place settings with decorations. The
total weight was five tonnes.
Organisers said their table was long enough to
beat the previous Guinness world record of 1.036 kilometres set
in the Austrian city of Scharding last year.