There are some pretty crazy, weird and interesting records in The Guinness Book of World Records. This past Labor Day weekend, a ridiculous world record was broken when Minnesota’s Black Bear Casino made the world’s biggest hamburger. Why did the casino decide to make a colossal hamburger? They would say, just for the fun of it.
As reported by Eater.com, Jerry Bayerl – Black Bear Casino’s executive chef – recently decided he wanted to make the world’s biggest burger.
At first, he thought the record for the biggest burger was 200 pounds, but after some extensive research he found out the previous record for the world’s biggest burger was 881 pounds. In order to secure the new title, Jerry made sure his bacon cheeseburger clocked in at an amazing 2,014 pounds!
Cooking the cheeseburger was no easy feat. It required a crane, parking lot, and a gigantic homemade oven.
The diameter of the buns and meat patty measured up to a total of 10 feet. It took seven hours to bake the bun and four hours to cook and flip the meat patty. Stacked on top of the patty was even more ingredient madness. There were 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced unions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese. (more…)
Timothy Ferriss, the author of the “4-Hour” series, was born on July 20, 1977. Tim’s childhood was spent in East Hampton, New York, and after high school Tim attended Princeton University from which he graduated in 2000 with a degree in East Asian Studies. Right after college he started BrainQUICKEN, a nutritional supplement company. Eventually, Tim sold his company to a London based firm.
Tim’s resume is filled with unique accomplishments. He is a Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most tangos-spins in a minute. He can, impressively, also speak five languages.
In April 2007, his first book, “The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich, was published. It is a self-help book for readers who want to maximize their time and eliminate distractions from their business. The bold claims in Tim’s book have made an ideal image for the entrepreneur lifestyle. (more…)
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran may be at an all-time high, but maybe we have more in common than we think. Say, for instance, the love of large sandwiches. In the case of the Iranians, they are attempting to set a world record.
Reportedly, organizers in Iran wanted to promote the country’s fledgling ostrich farming business. About 1,500 cooks used 2,200 pounds of ostrich meat to make a 4,920-foot-long sandwich. It took two days to make the monster sandwich, and a huge measuring tape that ran the length of the table on which it was sitting.
The organizers hope that their efforts will be rewarded with a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest ostrich sandwich ever. (UPDATE: Guinness denied the award.) (more…)