- Most Dreidels Spinning Simultaneously
A group of adults and children in Tel Aviv set a new world record for dreidel spinning last December, 2014. Some 754 dreidels spun simultaneously for 10 seconds in a row at the Sarona complex in Tel Aviv. The previous record of 734 dreidels spinning simultaneously was set by United Synagogue Youth in Philadelphia on Dec. 28, 2011.
2. Most Menorahs Lit
The Guinness world record for most people lighting menorahs simultaneously is 834, and was achieved by The Jewish Center of Princeton, in Montgomery, New Jersey, December 11, 2012.
3. Largest Menorah
The world’s largest menorah, to be lit near Central Park, is an enormous 4,000 pound steel beamed structure standing 32 feet high. People can gather around this enormous holiday icon at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza Hotel). Lightings generally take place at 5:30 p.m., though Friday’s will be approximately 3:30 p.m. and MoseiShabbatabout 8:00 p.m.
4. Fastest Time to Eat a Jelly Doughnut with No Hands
The world record for the fastest time to eat a jelly doughnut with no hands and without licking the lips is 11.41 seconds, and was achieved by Philip Joseph Santoro in San Francisco, California, on April 17, 2014.
5. Most Expensive Cheese
Believe it or not, the world’s most expensive cheese doesn’t come from cows or goats, but from donkeys. Made on a farm in Serbia, “Pule Cheese” is made from Balkan donkey milk and costs a hefty $1,000.00 per pound! (Besides not being Chalav Yisrael, this cheese is definitely not kosher).
6. Largest Bottle of Cooking Oil
The largest bottle of cooking oil measures 16 feet 8 inches tall and holds over 706 gallons of oil. The bottle alone weighs 4,801.6 pounds, and with the oil it weighs 6,474.9 pounds! This world record was set in China on September 28, 2009.