Another Palestinian Failure
I can say this because I am a winner, and I know. They tried for a Guiness record and blew it. I, on the other hand, am (or was at one time) in the Guiness Book of World Records for building the world's largest burrito -- about a ton of tortillas, rice, beans and cheese, that snaked three-quarters of a mile around a parking lot.
The Palestinians had to give up today on an effort to break an oh-so-similar record: the world's largest sandwhich:
Palestinians abandoned a quest to build the world's longest sandwich on Wednesday after health officials told them their 750-meter construction risked rotting in the West Bank summer sun.More power to them for trying something other than graft and killing innocent kids in school bus bombings, but really, step one is to check the rules.
Hundreds of volunteers spread a 750-meter bun on tables along a dusty roadside in the West Bank city of Jenin, long a hotspot of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
But the attempt was called off for health reasons before volunteers got a chance to add 180 kg of mortadella meat, 350 kg of tomatoes and 250 kg of green peppers. (h/t NRO)
We decided at the beginning of burrito planning that if it couldn't be used somehow, we wouldn't build it. One call to the Health Department told us we couldnt' give it to anyone to eat, so we found a "renderer," who recycled it into pig feed.
I feel bad for the organizers of this event, but really, shouldn't it have occurred to them that there might be a problem with making a sandwhich along a dusty, dirty, fly-strewn road? Oh wait. That pretty much describes all Palestinian restaurants.