This tasty world record for fruit was broken in Illinois featuring thousands of bananas.

Photo From YouTube Video Featuring World's Largest Display
Photo From YouTube Video Featuring World's Largest Display
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Obsession With Guinness World Records

Do you remember the Scholastic Book Fairs in grade School? Once a year, this company would set up a pop-up shop in the library. They would sell all kinds of different types of reading material. Every year, my parents would let me get one item.

Photo from YouTube Video of Record Breaking Event
Photo from YouTube Video of Record-Breaking Event
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For a few years in a row, I chose the Guinness Book of World Records because each time they would release a current edition featuring new entries. I was kind of obsessed.

Photo From YouTube Video of World's Largest Fruit Display
Photo From YouTube Video of New Guinness World Record
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Guinness World Record Broken In Illinois

A Guinness World Record was broken this week in Illinois. History in the making at a Jewel Osco store on East Ogden Avenue in Westmont (suburb of Chicago) with the help of Del Monte. They now are known for building the world's largest fruit display.

Photo from YouTube Video of Historic Fruit Display
Photo from YouTube Video of Historic Fruit Display
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According to nbcchicago.com,

Wednesday, Banana Bonanza, a great big Fresh Del Monte banana display outside the Jewel-Osco at 4 East Ogden Ave., broke the world record for largest fruit display and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

Photo From YouTube Video Featuring Thousands Of Bananas
Photo From YouTube Video Featuring Thousands Of Bananas
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Details About The World's Largest Fruit Display

When I was a kid, I collected baseball cards. I enjoyed flipping them over to the backside to check out the player's stats. Let's check out the details of this new world record.

  • 70,000 pounds of bananas were used for display.
  • Many neighbors came out to witness the event.
  • Customers were given free bananas.
  • Remaining bananas will be donated to Northern Illinois Food Bank.
  • Jewel Osco stores sell 140,000 pounds of bananas a day (top-seller).
Photo from YouTube Video of Guinness World Record Fruit Display
Photo from YouTube Video of Guinness World Record Fruit Display
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What Was The Previous Record?

According to guinnessworldrecords.com, 

The largest display of citrus fruits is 18,149.592 kg (40,013 lbs), and was achieved by Sunkist Growers and Rouses Markets (both USA) in Metairie, Louisiana, USA, on 26 January 2022.

 

Photo From YouTube Video of Banana Display World Record
Photo From YouTube Video of Banana Display World Record
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Photo from YouTube Video of Banana Fans
Photo from YouTube Video of Banana Fans
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Photo From YouTube Video of Thousands of Bananas on Display
Photo From YouTube Video of Thousands of Bananas on Display
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Photo from YouTube Video Have You Ever Seen That Many Bananas?
Photo from YouTube Video Have You Ever Seen That Many Bananas?
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Tiny Illinois Town is in Guinness Book of World Records 12 Times

One very small Illinois town has built themselves into a giant across the globe and I'll bet you didn't even know. Neither did I. A whole lotta wow going on.