Man finds longest chip in the world
The find has fried up a frenzy among chip fans.
Claims to fame are difficult to find — mine consists of being able to eat sugary doughnuts without licking my lips. I'm a show-off, I know. The people who put me to shame are those who can eat piping hot food fresh out of the kitchen, especially when fiery chips are involved. It's rumoured that Hell is heated with clusters of newly fried chips.
Imagine the shock inflicted on Wetherspoon punter Sam Mumford who visited his local pub to devour a meal of a chicken burger and chips to be faced with the longest chip ever seen. The fear he felt must have been extraordinary.
The self-proclaimed record, reported by The Mirror, saw Mumford detail the mighty chip as being 18.5 inches long — taller than a pint glass and as wide as a beautifully decorated Wetherspoon plate. It's certainly an ideal excuse to spend every available hour in a Wetherspoon trying to beat the unusual find (not that that’s a difficulty for regulars).
Although the milestone is seen as record-beating in Mumford's eyes, Guinness World Records disagrees. Its award for the "longest molded potato chip (French fry)" was given to Chandresh Bayad in India in 2018. That whopping creation weighed in at 11kg, likely significantly outranking the Wetherspoon performance.
Still, there is a high probability of the pub chain being able to achieve a record for the number of pints consumed by one person on a Monday night.