The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Record Breaking

Great job yesterday, photographed Nico Jimenez breaking his own Guinness World Record for the longest continuous cut of meat.

More images of Nico Jimenez breaking the Guinness world record for sliced ham at my archive here:

The event took place at Hattori Nutrition College and the students there even had a go at cutting the lovely Iberico ham provided by Iberselec themselves.

The record was touch and go at times, as Nico rolled the ham he was cutting zigzags, the ball of meat he had to lift out the way was getting bigger and heavier. Greaser too. It looked difficult to hold it all and delicately slice the meat but that was not the problem in the end, a miss-cut, caused by an imperfection in the strata of the meat, found the zag of an expertly cut zig finishing suddenly.

The last record set in 2008 was 13 metres and 32 centimetres long. Yesterday, despite the sudden ending, Nico managed to cut a piece of meat three centimetres longer at 13.35 metres. A new world record apparently and the first record I have personally ever seen broken anywhere.

A good day in all. But especially for  Nico.

Felicidades!

More links here, here and here.

Apologies to my vegetarian friends!

Later Damon

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3 responses

  1. Bizarre…

    September 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  2. I feel queesy…….;-)
    Great job tho!

    September 25, 2010 at 11:51 am

  3. Andy

    Good coverage of a very odd record
    I hope the local homeless were well fed that evening………

    September 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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