Italy Sunday snatched from Romania the record for the production of the world's longest sausage when a team of pork butchers crafted a delicacy more than half a kilometer long, the ANSA news agency reported.
Alberto Della Pelle from Penne, a small town in central Italy, helped by nine colleagues, created a sausage 597.8 meters (1,961 feet) long in the main street.
It was officially measured and declared to have beaten easily the previous Romanian record-holder, only 392 meters (1,286 feet) in length.
The monster sausage will be sliced to fill 6,000 sandwiches which will be sold to raise funds for the charity Caritas.
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