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Urals City Celebrates Maslenitsa with Record Lollipop

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A giant lollipop was made in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on Sunday during public celebrations of Maslenitsa, a Russian equivalent of Shrovetide.

A giant lollipop was made in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on Sunday during public celebrations of Maslenitsa, a Russian equivalent of Shrovetide.

 

The lollipop, weighting 233 kg (514 pounds), was officially recorded as Russia’s biggest. It was made in a local confectionery shop beforehand and delivered to celebrations in a cargo van.

 

"We initially planned to make a 1.5-meter-long lollipop weighting 70 kg, but we had to make it thicker so that it didn't fall into pieces,” said Anatoly Novoselov, a cook who took part in making the candy.

 

The record-breaking candy was lifted on a stage by eight people, where it was weighted to seal the record. When the official ceremony was over, the lollipop was broken into pieces and distributed among visitors.

 

The world's largest lollipop, registered in the Guinness Book of Records, was made in 2009 by New Yorker Ashrita Furman. The lollipop weighted 3,041 kg (6,706 pounds), breaking the previous record by 883 kg (1,946 pounds). It measured 3 meters (10 feet) in diameter, was 25 cm thick and its height, including the stick, was 7.5 meters (25 feet).

 

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