Japan claims record for world's largest rice cracker
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Japanese snack enthusiasts claimed on Wednesday to have set the record for the world’s largest ever rice cracker.

With a diameter of 160 centimeters, the cracker dwarfs the typical “senbei,” a crunchy snack made from rice flour that is eaten widely in Japan.

For Michihiro Yamaguchi, a 63-year-old member of The World’s Largest Rice Cracker Committee in Kioroshi, a town east of Tokyo, it was a moment of triumph.

“We made it. It’s sweet revenge,” he said, after a failed attempt to get into the record books last month with a cracker that fell three centimeters short of their target.

The group started making dough with 15 kilograms of powdered rice on Tuesday and baked it for about an hour on Wednesday over an open fire, turning the giant snack every few minutes.

Once the cracker was measured and photos taken to prove their feat for an inaugural Guinness World Record largest rice cracker title, the soy-sauce flavored snack was broken into small pieces and presented to townsfolk.

“I hope that people all over the world will hear about our town because of this,” said Yamaguchi.

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Posted 11/17/11 , edited 11/18/11
Wow now that's great! I want to try it Never had a Senbei that big haha.
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cracker was too hard to eat.
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Posted 1/9/12 , edited 1/9/12
haha, well that's not surprising.
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