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.