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Hoping for a Guinness Record, intrepid Greek bakers build giant ring of bread around medieval White Tower

Hoping for a Guinness Record, intrepid Greek bakers build giant ring of bread around medieval White Tower

There are a lot of weird entrants for the Guinness Book of Records, but a group of Greek bakers in Thessaloniki really rose to the challenge when they built a giant "koulouri" on Sunday around the city's medieval White Tower.

Similar to a bagel, the koulouri weighed 1.35 tons prior to baking, and the bread strand measured 540 feet long, The Associated Press reports.

The Thessaloniki Bakers Association now must wait to find out whether its feat will be accepted into the Guinness Book of Records; in the meantime, the bakers say they plan to build an even larger koulouri around the nearby Amphipolis burial mound, because why not?

What happened to all that bread, you ask? The bakers distributed it to townspeople and bystanders, which the germaphobe in me is really concerned about, but hey: It's hard to say no to a free bagel. --Sarah Eberspacher