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It’s Guinness World Record Day! Did you know these 7 world records held by the Maltese?
Here in Malta, you either go big or you go home!

Jillian Mallia

Hooray, it’s Guinness World Record Day! Every year, many applications are submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to beat some crazy record or other, and the Maltese are in the mix too! Here are a few records that Malta and the Maltese have held over the years to commemorate the day.

1. Lowest road accident rate

This may be (very) hard to believe, but back in 2003, Malta held the record for the lowest accident rate. Crazy, right?

cars

2. Fireworks obsession

We all know how much the Maltese love fireworks. In 2011, the largest Catherine wheel (a pinwheel with fireworks) was designed and set alight by Lily Fireworks Factory in Mqabba, and measured a whopping 32m in diameter!

3. Wine o'clock

Bottoms up! In 2012, the largest wine glass measuring 3.87m high and 2.04m at its widest point was created by the Kumitat Festi Esterni San Ġorġ, Qormi. Where can we find one of these for the weekend?!

wine

4. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

Every chocoholic’s dream! In 2013, the longest chocolate sculpture - a train - was created by Malteser Andrew Farrugia, in Belgium.

chocolate

Guinness World Records / Facebook

5. Bread and butter

Of course, it wouldn't be us if we didn't break a few records to do with food! In 2013, this time it was Għaqda Mużikali San Ġorġ, Qormi, making the longest loaf of garlic bread, measuring 8.99m.

garlic

Guinness World Records / Facebook

6. Chubby bunny?

2013 seems to be a great year for Maltese record holders! Anthony Falzon broke the record for the most marshmallows eaten in one minute, managing to cram 25 marshmallows in 60 seconds!

7. Under the sea

In 2015, Daniel Sammut broke the record for the longest open saltwater scuba dive in cold water. His record of 13 hours and 22 minutes broke the previous one by an amazing 48 minutes.

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Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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