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Iranians eat the evidence before mile-long ostrich sandwich makes it to Guinness Book of World Records


Iran tried to make it to Guinness Book of World Records by assembling the a 1500 meter-long sandwich. On Friday, October 17, over 1000 cooks got together in Mellat park in Tehran for this momentous occasion. They worked together in from early morning to put together the giant sandwich using about 1000kg of ostrich meat. Guinness representatives were also present to take the official measurements. So were a big crowd who were watching anxiously as the sandwich was being assembled!

Maybe it looked too delicious to resist or perhaps the hours of waiting had simply provoked the appetites of spectators beyond control. Whatever the reason, Iran's eccentric bid to set a world record for making the biggest-ever ostrich sandwich appeared to end in failure today after the evidence was eaten by the hungry watching crowds (read full story by Guardian).

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Iran has attempted to assemble the world's largest ostrich sandwich at a food festival in Tehran.  BBC's Jon Leyne witnessed the sandwich-makers put the finishing touches to the big bird buttie.

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