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Record-breaking cheesecake

2009-02-12 08:24:30 GMT2009-02-12 16:24:30 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

Extreme ironing, a two-ton cheesecake, and a NYC subway record broken.


"And Finally..." The best of Reuters Oddly Enough. From our web show studio in New York, I'm Chad Ruble. I like ironing as much as the next guy. That is, not at all. What can I say, it's just not extreme enough.

Then along comes extreme ironing. What's extreme ironing, you ask? Well in this case, it's taking eighty-six underwater divers, and getting them to iron some shirts, towels, and flags for at least ten minutes. Add it up, and you got yourself a new world record. That extreme enough for ya? Not sure how well the ironing works, though. Maybe its the way light refracts underwater, but I think I still see a few wrinkles there.

This is a two-ton cheesecake. Actually, it's exactly two-thousand one-hundred thirty-three kilograms.

I'm getting lactose intolerant just looking at it. The Guinness World Record-breaking cake was made by over fifty-five bakers using hundreds of kilograms of cream cheese, sugar, butter, and strawberries. Participants celebrated by getting the world's largest angioplasty. Just kidding.

And finally on And Finally, you think your commute sucks? Try taking the subway for 24 hours! Well, that's exactly what Matt Ferrisi and Chris Solarz did, breaking the world record by hopping the A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q, R, V, W, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 trains - not to mention the shuttles - in just under a full day. Self proclaimed math whizzes, the dynamic duo charted and graphed the most efficient path through the metro system, then embarked on their epic journey.

And when they finished, y'know how they celebrated? By taking the train to work. No rest for the weary in this economy.

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