World’s largest bowl of spaghetti - Gigantic dish of pasta

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A new Guinness record was set with an above-ground pool stuffed with more than 13,700 pounds (6,214 kg) of pasta in the US state of California, it was reported on Saturday.

The food was prepared by an Italian restaurant in Garden Grove, Orange County.

After a week of full-time working by at least 20 people, buckets of the cooked spaghetti were dumped into an above-ground swimming pool disguised as a pasta dish in the Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant's parking lot on Friday. It was topped with 120 gallons of ruby red marinara sauce. The "dish" weighed in at 13,780 pounds, local media reported.

The gigantic creation outsized the standing record set by the Watniya Restaurants-Sbarro on March 28, 2009 in Doha, Qatar, for 9, 767 pounds (4,430 kg). The weight of the pasta was certified by a notary officer.

"We hit this one out of the park so the record will stand for a while," said Kevin Sheehan, general manager of the Italian eatery.

Along with videos and photographs of the largest bowl of pasta,the record will be shipped off to the Guinness Book of World Records, vice president Steve Cervenka said.

The spaghetti will be donated to the local agricultural community and used for animal feed so as not to be wasted, he added.

To celebrate its victory, the Italian restaurant will give out free bowls of spaghetti on Monday in its restaurants across the country. Dine-in guests who buy a pasta entree can receive a free 14-ounce portion of spaghetti with their choice of meat sauce or marinara sauce.

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