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80-foot plate of nachos sets new world record

April 22, 2012
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LAWRENCE, Kan.—Lawrence has gained a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records after serving up a two-ton plate of nachos served at the Kansas Relays.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/IlFAI0) reports the 80-foot nacho plate was finished by noon Saturday and weighed in at 4,689 pounds. That easily beat the former record of 3,999 pounds set in October 2011 at a restaurant in Massachusetts.

But breaking the record wasn't an easy task at all, especially after a cooler went out Saturday morning and 2,000 pounds of food spoiled. Organizers worked with local suppliers to replace the bad food, and about 70 percent of the feast was consumed.

Kansas Relays ticket-holders paid a $1 donation or canned food item for their servings, with the proceeds going to the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen.

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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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