By pouring the contents of an incredibly huge bowl of hummus into the Jordan River?
I’m not sure what else anybody could be doing with more than eleven tons of hummus – other than setting a new world record in an ongoing childish debate whether hummus is an “Arabic” dish or typical of Israeli cuisine, which previously resulted in a world-record size serving of hummus on each, the Lebanese and the Israeli side.
I’m still waiting for eight metre-diametre falafel balls and a 300 squaremetre pita or the quarter-mile shish kebab. (Even though this might draw me some hate, hummus ranks among the top blandest foods I’ve ever tried. Why not quarrel about something more tasty?)
[. . .] On Saturday, about 300 Lebanese chefs in the village of al-Fanar — about 8 km (5 miles) east of Beirut — lay claim to the latter title with a dish that weighed 11.5 tons. That’s 23,042 pounds or 10,452 kg.
The achievement more than doubled the previous record — set in January in the Arab-Israeli village of Abu Gosh.
The January dish weighed in at more than 4 tons — the same as four average family cars.
Local media said a Guinness Book of World Record representative certified the results Saturday.
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And just because this was so much fun: