This piñata is guaranteed to get the party started – even if it is a little corny.
The giant creation earns the record for largest piñata (pinata) and was made by American snack company CORN NUTS® to celebrate the brand’s new Mexican Style Street Corn flavour.
The piñata was made in the shape of an elote (Mexican street corn).
It measures a whopping 30.448 m (99 ft 10.74 in) high, 18.015 m (59 ft 1.25 in) long, and 6.161 m (20 ft 2.56 in) wide - that's as high as a 10-storey building!
The record qualifies thanks to the sum of these three measurements.
CORN NUTS® takes the record from M&M’S® who earned it back in 2011 with a piñata measuring 14.32 m (47 ft) high, 20.9 m (68 ft 7 in) long, and 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in) wide.
The piñata was unveiled at a special event at the San Antonio Charro Association in Texas, USA on 30 August, but there were a few hiccups along the way.
A local arts group called Masa Collective worked for five days before the event, in collaboration with Aces High, to construct the giant piñata, but it was the assembly of it at the venue that caused some issues.
With a lot of perseverance and the help of a crane, the piñata was finally assembled in its full glory.
The measurements were taken with the help of Andrew Jimenez, a licensed surveyor from Arch Technical Services.
He took 3D measurements using a virtual reference station GPS method, with an official Guinness World Records Adjudicator on site to confirm his credentials and the measuring process before the final record-breaking figures were revealed.
The piñata was made with 366 sticks of rebar that each measured 25-ft long, 6,000 sq ft of 0.25 in-thick cardboard, 10 gallons of paint and 80 yards of decorative fabric.
When the big moment came, the piñata was pulled open by its string, showering the gathered crowd in 1,920 bags of CORN NUTS®.
CORN NUTS® Senior Brand Manager, Robbie Koons, said: “Our team wanted to find a way to pay homage to the delicious elotes that inspired our newest innovation, Mexican Street Corn.
“There's no better way to celebrate than with a giant elote piñata and a brand-new record!”
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