Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The World's Biggest Meatball

If Guinness World Records ever creates a category for the country most obsessed with being in the Guinness book of world records, Mexico will surely be in the running.

In late August, 12,937 official participants danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller in Mexico City commemorating the passing of the King of Pop. The event attracted 30,000 onlookers.

Among others, Mexico also holds the record for the largest meatball in the world weighing in at 109 pounds, prepared by the chefs at the Ritz Carlton. After Mexico’s record was confirmed, besting a modest 72-pound, 9-ounce meatball, the giant mass of beef was served to onlookers.

Mexico is also the record-holder for baking the world's largest cheesecake. 55 chefs in Mexico City created this giant cheesecake using almost a ton of cream cheese and yogurt, 551 pounds of sugar and 331 pounds of butter. It took 60 hours to create the two-ton monstrosity, which was chopped up into 20,000 servings.


  1. are you sure it's Mexico and not Malaysia?? i thought people here always like to do something so nonsense like world's longest popiah, world's largest mooncake, world's biggest tin beer mug etc etc.. :p

    i love meatballs, but then i feel totally losing my appetite when i saw that world's largest meatball..

  2. I want to eat Meatball! Muahaha :D people really will go very far to achieve some whacky feat huh!

  3. Anonymous11:11 PM

    Haha...I so totally agree with SK. Right on. What's with all the fuss locally over the biggest this and that. A big heart on doing good is what we need.

  4. SK, LOL! That was exactly my thought when I was reading the article. Malaysia does have a few of those records. Sigh.

    Yeah lah, a meatball that size would definitely put one off meatballs. Never mind, think meatballs from the IKEA cafe and you'll be fine.

  5. Tekkaus, whacky feat? LOL!

  6. Mei Teng, it's okay lah. Everyone has his/her own interests and ideals. Perhaps these are also charity drives?