Friday, September 6, 2013

Giant Fruit Salad "Record-Breaking" by University of Massachusetts

In what;s become an annual addition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish. 

About 500 students and staff at the Amherst campus on Monday sliced, diced, pitted and peeled 150 varieties pf fruit to create a salad weighing more than 15,000 pounds. The salad was mixed in a 15-foot diameter swimming pool.

It includes 20 varieties of apples weighing more than 3,600 pounds; 19 varieties of melon weighing more than 2,500 pounds; peaches; bananas; oranges; berries; and more exotic fruits including quince, passion fruit and rambutan.

A Guinness World Records representative certified the record.

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