1. Largest Shofar Ensemble
On October 04, 2011, 1406 students, staff members and friends of Associated Hebrew Schools in Toronto, Canada gathered in the parking lot of its Kamin campus and blew their handmade shofars simultaneously – setting the new world record for the largest shofar ensemble.
2. Largest Etrog
The Neot Kedumimnature reserve in Israel claims that it grew the largest etrog in the world. The etrog weighed almost 9 pounds and was 15 inches long and 6.7 inches wide.
3. Largest Sukkah
The world’s largest sukkah was built in Moscow under the watch of Rabbi Berel Lazer, the Chief Rabbi of Russia. Its record dimensions were 131 x 131 feet!
4. Largest Consumer of Apples
Israel is the world leader in per capita apple consumption. Israelis eat two million apples per day at the height of the apple season. During the month of Tishre, in preparation for Rosh Hasahanah, Israelis consume over 14,000 tons of apples!
5. Most Expensive Wine
The most expensive commercially sold wine is the French white wine Chateau d’ Yquem which was made in 1787. The price of one bottle fluctuates between $56,000 and $64,000!
6. Fastest Sheep
A sheep named Lamborghini has won 165 out of 179 races at Odds Farm Park in the United Kingdom. The race track is about 820 feet long and it consists of hurdles and hairpin bends.
7. Shortest Bull
Archie, a Dexter bull from Northern Ireland, measured 30 inches from his hoof to his shoulders when he was 16 months old, making him the world’s shortest bull.
8. Tallest Pyramid
Khufu’s pyramid at Giza, Egypt, also known as the Great Pyramid, is the world’s tallest pyramid. When it was originally built over 4,000 years ago, it was over 481 feet high. However, due to erosion, it is now just over 451 feet high.
9. Largest Sandwich
The world’s largest sandwich, consisting of meat, mayonnaise, and lettuce, was made in April 2004, in Mexico City, Mexico. The sandwich weighed 7,006 pounds – large enough to feed nearly 32,000 children!
10. Largest Synagogue
The Belz Beit HaMidrash HaGadol is the largest synagoguein the world. It was built by the BelzHasidiccommunity with financial help from its supporters and admirers around the world. The synagogue’s structure is a replica of the synagogue that once stood in Belz, Galicia, and it took ten years to build.