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World's Largest Pot of Soup

World's Largest Pot of Soup

This weekend folks in Venezuela set a new world record for the largest pot of soup. The government of Venezuela prepared a giant 3,960 gallon cauldron of "sancocho" stew in downtown Caracas. The stew contained 6,600 pounds of chicken, 4,400 pounds of beef and tons (literally) of veggies.

Although the pot officially held 5,413 gallons, workers stopped at 3/4 full due to security reasons. However there was enough stew to serve 60,000 to 70,000 people.

The whole stunt was done to show that despite recent supply problems in Venezuela, the state-run market has plenty of reserves of all products.

Source: Washington Post via Spluch

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lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
does that look you know "big"?
JennaV JennaV 9 years
That's big.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i agree. that's big..
chancleta chancleta 9 years
wow thats deep!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Hope nobody lost their hat in that!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh my! that is kinda gross. :P
Fancy04 Fancy04 9 years
That's big.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
that looks disgusting.
augie0622 augie0622 9 years
waiter theres a fly in my soup
lisabunny lisabunny 9 years
That does not look very yummy
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
7kimba7 7kimba7 9 years
I really hope they used all that food to actually feed people and not just to make a point. a point that wastes food.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
That looks like a lifetime buildup of what gets caught in my sinks drain. bleaglah!
alleycat7 alleycat7 9 years
Looks like swampwater
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Eww! It looks gross!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
i'm glad they have so many reserves, although after this stunt, should i say "had"?
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Seems like an odd way to make their point.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
that. looks. foul.
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
It looks like the water-logged marijuana in that episode of Weeds.
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 9 years
I hope it wasn't wasted. Kudos on a new world record!!!
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
gross... i dont like how its exposed to the outside like that. bugs could get in it :(
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