The Guinness World Records hold the world's largest pancake as being 49 feet and 3 inches in diameter, with a thickness of 1 inch. The record-breaking pancake was made in 1994.
The Co-Operative Union, Limited in Rochdale, Manchester, United Kingdom created the giant pancake. It weighed 6,614 pounds. The pancake was so large that it had to be lifted by cranes to be displayed and moved. This pancake beat out previous world record holders, including the pancake made in Penn Yan, Florida that had a diameter of 28 feet, 1 inch. That pancake was made of buckwheat and weighed 4,050 pounds, which was enough to secure the Guinness World Record in 1987.Learn More
Individual strands of hair range in thickness from 1/1500 to 1/500 of an inch in diameter, depending on the properties of the hair in question. Typically, blond hair is thinnest since it usually does not have a middle layer like dark hair does. Black hair is the coarsest or thickest.Full Answer >
The largest section of the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Pyramid, in 2006, was the grains section. In 2005, the USDA changed its food pyramid to include information about exercise and the quality of the food in each section. In 2011, the pyramid model was replaced with MyPlate.Full Answer >
The world's heaviest pumpkin weighed in at 2,009 pounds. The grower, Ron Wallace of Rhode Island, won first prize at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass., on Sept. 28, 2012, with his Atlantic Giant pumpkin.Full Answer >
The size of the largest asteroid is 592 miles or 952.76 kilometers in diameter. The asteroid's name is Ceres and it is also considered a dwarf planet.Full Answer >