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Baguette declared world's longest by Guinness World Records

Published 18/10/2015 | 15:46

The baguette was declared the world's longest by a Guinness World Record judge (AP)
The baguette was declared the world's longest by a Guinness World Record judge (AP)

A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122 metre-long (400 foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world.

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Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours to bake the French bread characterised by its soft middle and crusty exterior, methodically rolling a portable oven along the length of the doughy preparation.

The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111 metre (364 foot) record held by a French supermarket chain.

The baguette was then being cut and smeared with Nutella to share with the hundreds of Expo-goers who witnessed the record.

It was at least the fourth world record declared during Expo, including the longest pizza at 1.5954 kilometres, or nearly a mile long.

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