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Australian winery Penfolds now holds the record for the world’s most expensive wine sold directly from a winery. The wine, titled “2004 Block 42” is said to be produced from the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world and will be sold in warhead-shaped 12 glass ampoules for a staggering $168,000.

But does the taste reflect the price? Maybe… because research suggests that people’s enjoyment of wine increases when they think it costs more.

(via Wired)

After receiving a Starbucks coupon for a free drink, a guy named Logan decided to shoot for a new record for the most expensive and disgusting caffeinated beverage:

After about a half-hour with a laughing barista, we created the most expensive drink possible: one Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup, 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha.

Price: $23.60

Apparently the concoction contained a whopping 1,400mg of caffeine, which is the equivalent of 7-14 cups of regular coffee. Logan described the taste as “tolerable, but not good,” and illustrated his point by saying the drink was like “a coffee-based health food smoothie that will put you in the hospital if you drink it all… like Jillian Michaels with a touch of Chuck Norris.”

(NACGeek via Geekologie)

“The Ninety Nine Restaurant in Billerica, north of Boston, celebrated the return of nachos to the menu by creating a 3,999-pound serving nachos – which sets the new world record for the Largest nachos, according to World Records Academy.”

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On Monday, Lutz Eichholz set a new world record by riding his unicycle along a line of beer bottles for 8.93 meters (29-feet) in Tel Aviv, Israel—breaking his previous record of 7.99 meters (26-feet) in the process. Truly, this man is the greatest hero the world has ever known.

Check out a video of the record setting ride after the break.

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On September 15, Chicago’s Berghoff Restaurant attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the Midwest’s Longest Brat. Made from a pork and beef mix seasoned with salt, black pepper, whole marjoram, sugar and paprikan, the final creation measured 47′ 3″ and weighed 40 pounds. The record must still be certified by Guinness officials.

(via MSNBC)

Maine recently blew a Pennsylvania record out of the water by creating a Whoopie Pie weighing in at 1,062 pounds – a full 812 pounds heavier than the Pennsylvania Pie. The event was hosted by Portland radio station Coast 93.1, with Wicked Whoopies donating time and materials. The enormous pie was completed near the Maine Mall food court, with slices then being exchanged for donations which would send Whoopie Pies to Maine troops serving abroad.

“It was a monster, a delicious, frosted monster,” said Victoria Foley, promotions coordinator for the Portland Radio Group, which owns Coast 93.1.

A bill has been introduced in the state legislature which would make the Whoopie Pie the state’s official treat. However, they may not be recognized for their Whoopie Pie achievement, as a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records was not present to observe and document the construction of the giant pastry.

(via WMTW)


Headphone manufacturer Wicked Audio has made it into the Guinness Record books for something that is seemingly unrelated to headphones—the world’s largest ice luge and bar.

Actually, there is a connection because Wicked Audio sponsors mainstream and local bands and the luge was built and branded alongside Backstage Artist’s Lounge, a company that promotes rock tours across North America.

This record-setting creation is now the world’s largest ice bar and ice luge. The ice bar stretched 208 feet (beating the former 160 feet record). The ice luge began at the top of a 24-foot sculpture of a woman, measured 23 feet long, and was designed so drinks could be poured starting at her neck and run down the entire luge, creating the world’s first luge record.

The record was set in Fairbanks, Alaska during the BP World Ice Art Championships. Check out more pictures of the luge after the break.

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The town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England can now boast about being the home of the world’s hottest chilli, which measures1.17 million on the Scoville Scale, and carries a health warning. The chili was grown by by Nick Woods, owner of Fire Foods who says:

“I didn’t set out to grow it, it’s really easy for chillies to crossbreed in a greenhouse, one day I just saw this new chilli plant growing. When I tried it tasted nice at first, like an odd fruity taste, the effect is delayed. Then it hit me. All of a sudden I felt it burning in the back of my throat, so hot that I couldn’t speak.

“I began to shake uncontrollably, I had to sit down, I felt physically sick. I really wouldn’t recommend anybody eat it raw like that.”

The chili made it to the Guinness Book of Records after out-spicing the previous title holder, the Bhut Jolokia, from India.

(via NTDWA)

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Donna Simpson already holds the Guinness World Record for being the fattest woman ever to give birth, but that’s apparently not enough, and wants to be the fattest woman in the world. To prove she’s serious, she consumed a 30,000 calorie Christmas dinner consisting of two 25 pound turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15 pounds of potatoes (10 pounds roast, 5 pounds mashed), five loaves of bread, 5 pounds of herb stuffing, three litres of gravy, three litres of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20 pounds of vegetables.” For dessert she ate “salad” made of marshmallow, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies.

Currently she weighs about 644 pounds. She hopes to gain enough to bring her to the 1,000 pound mark. Good luck?

(Daily Telegraph via Buzzfeed)

This massive, world record sushi mosaic was created by Norwegian chefs to celebrate China’s ten millionth importation of Norwegian Salmon. The design required the arrangement of 8,734 sushi pieces and depicts the intertwined Norwegian and Chinese flags. Check out a video of the mosaic after the break.

Send your food pics to tips [at] thatsnerdalicious.com.

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