13 Guinness World Records Egypt Holds
Did you know Egypt holds the record for the world's largest slice of cheese!?
Seeing as an Egyptian calligrapher is attempting a Guinness World Record for this handwritten 700 metre Quran, we decided to check out what other Guinness records Egypt holds. Although we didn't find a record for longest shebsheb throw, which we're sure Egyptian mothers can easily pull off, here are 13 Guinness World Records that we do hold.
Fastest Time to Break 10 Plastic Hangers
Ahmed Mohamed Soliman Ibrahim broke 10 plastic clothes hangers in 4.60 seconds in October 2013. Who knew there was a record for that!?
Most Cartwheels Done in One Minute
Gaber Kahlawi Gaber Ali did 67 cartwheels in one minute in March 2015.
Longest Line of Tables
In June 2015, Radioactive Egypt broke the record for the longest line of tables during their Ramadan iftar, spanning 4,303 meters.
Most Two-Finger Push-Ups (with One Arm) in One Minute
Mohamed Mohamed Ali Zeinhom did a whopping 46 two-finger push-ups with one hand in March 2010. Zeinhom did the push-ups in 49 seconds, before stopping.
Most Africa Cup of Nations Wins
Egypt's national football team holds the record for most Africa Cup of Nations won, with 7 trophies to their names, won in 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, and 2010.
Oldest Dog Breed
We know we were one of the first civilisations, so we have a lot of firsts, but did you know that Egypt has the oldest dog breed? The oldest recorded breed of domesticated dogs is the Saluki, which was kept as a royal pet in ancient Egypt.
The Nile Valley and the Delta form the most expansive oasis on earth, and we have them to thank for not currently living in the middle of a vast desert.
Fastest Vehicle Crossing of the Great Sand Sea (Sahara)
Hesham Nessim took 5 hours and 33 minutes to drive from the Gilf Kebir Plateau to the Siwa Oasis in March 2009.
Highest Concentration of Eocene Whales
Wadi El Hitan, located in the Western Desert, contains the highest concentration in the world of Eocene whale fossils.
Deepest Scuba Dive (Male)
Ahmed Gabr dived to a depth of 332.35 metres in Dahab in September 2014.
Most World Music Awards for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist
Music legend Amr Diab was recognised by Guinness World Records for winning the World Music Awards for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 1996, 2001, 2007, and 2013.
Largest Food Court
Of course we would have the largest food court in the world. Oasis restaurants and entertainment covers a total area of 41,000 m² and includes 25 restaurants and cafes, a kids' zone, and a car park with a capacity of up to 1,000 vehicles.
Largest Slice of Cheese (Yes!)
Still on food, understandably. Egypt holds the record for the largest cheese slice in the world. The 135.5 kilogram slice was created by Halayeb Katilo Co. and was crowned by Guinness in 2012.
For more of Egypt's records, check out the Guinness' page.
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