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The World's Largest Falafel Ball Only Weighs 24 Pounds?

The World's Largest Falafel Ball
The World's Largest Falafel Ball
Photo: Haaretz

Last Friday at the Israeli Consulate in New York, an attempt was made to break the world record for largest falafel ball reports Haaretz, using thousands of chickpeas and 40 liters of oil to make a 24-pound fritter. Considering that the recently-broken record for largest amount of falafel was an enormous 11,381-pound pile, 24 pounds seems sort of small? This is a record that just wants to be beaten! But really, the only question that remains: At what point does something like this stop being a falafel ball and when does it simply become an oblong-shaped falafel loaf?

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