Iranians Look to Break Record with Ostrich Sandwich

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.)

There’s only one minor problem. A growing crowd of onlookers found resisting the aroma unbearable, and decided to rush the table and make a meal out of the possible record-holder. The organizers still plan on appealing to Guinness since they have the feat on video.

Most people in the U.S. probably haven’t tried ostrich. It’s actually a super-healthy source of animal protein that has half as much fat as chicken. Now that’s lean meat! It’s also very low in cholesterol.

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