Here's a world record attempt that feels like a benefit to all of humanity: According to The Local Italy, a pizzeria in Naples (appropriately called Napoli Pizza Village) recently orchestrated a pizza building station with 250 makers from around the world in an effort to break the previous record for the longest pizza ever made. According to Guinness World Records, that record-setter was 1595.45 meters long, just shy of a mile.
Setting up shop alongside the Naples waterfront, the pizza chefs worked for six hours and 11 minutes to connect pieces of dough, and to brush on sauce and toppings for the massive margherita. When all was said and done, they used over 4400 pounds of flour, over 3500 pounds of tomatoes, 4400 pounds of mozzarella, 200 liters of oil, and 66 pounds of basil. The pizza passed through five traditional wood-burning pizza stoves before the officials measured its length and crowned a new champion. The record now stands at exactly 1853.88 meters, which is approximately 6082.28 feet, or 1.15 miles. In other words, dreams do come true.
Napoli Pizza Village shared images of the process and the award ceremony on its Facebook page, along with a special standard-sized pizza with sauce laid out in the Guinness World Records logo. According to one caption, the winning pizza was later cut and served to bystanders and given to charities to help those in need—a fitting end for an epic creation. Pizza makers, take note: If the record is every toppled, we would gladly help with the disposal process afterwards.
[h/t The Local]
Images via Napoli Pizza Village on Facebook