Geek Trivia

The Guiness Book Of World Records Requires Food Entries To Be?

Distributed to the Public
Created Under Observation
At Least 10 Tons
Prepared by Professionals
The First U.S. Domestic Intelligence Agency Was The?

Answer: Distributed to the Public

If you want to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for largest cupcake, pizza, or loaf of bread, you’d better be prepared to share. The Guinness Book of World Records has an ethical guidelines policy that must be adhered to in order to qualify for a world record and, in the category of largest foods, one of the requirements is that the food must be safely prepared, edible, and distributed to the public in order to cut down on food waste.

While that’s an interesting tidbit in and of itself, we like to be generous with our trivia. For the curious, the largest cupcake weighed 2,594 pounds and was created by Georgetown Cupcakes of Sterling, Virginia in 2001. The largest pizza was baked by Norwood Hypermart in South Africa in 1990 and weighed a whopping 26,883 pounds, and the largest loaf of bread was baked by Joaquim Goncalves in Brazil in 2008; we like the last entry in particular as the world’s largest loaf of bread was created specifically to celebrate Guinness World Records Day.

Image courtesy of the Guinness Book of World Records.