Paris and Grand Saline, Texas Hold 2 Unique Guinness Book World Records in Texas
Our beloved state of Texas is known for many things like longhorns, barbecue, Whataburger, wide open spaces and even some unique world records that still stand today. Some of these world records are very fitting for our state, others you wouldn't necessarily associate with Texas but make sense since they're just fun records. Let's take a look at 12 of the most unique world records still held in Texas including two that are held in East Texas cities, Paris and Grand Saline, Texas.
2 World Records Held in East Texas
Yes, two unique world records still find their home in East Texas. We'll start in Paris, Texas. Adam Sandoval had made three failed attempts at this world record (UPI) between 2010 and the event held on Saturday, October 5, 2019. In total, 3,497 (rideapart.com) bikers from all over the country, and Canada, gathered at Cox Field airport in Paris. The parade of bikes was three miles long. This parade was also for a good cause as $50,000 was raised for Motorcycle Missions which helps military veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD.
World's Largest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Every year, Grand Saline holds the Great American Peanut Butter Festival. November 13, 2010, the festival set out to make the world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich and succeeded. The sandwich weighed in at 1,342 pounds (720 pounds of bread, 493 pounds of peanut butter, 129 pounds of jelly). That record still stands in 2023.
Other Texas World Records
Other world records still held in Texas certainly make sense like the Tallest Texas Bluebonnet, Largest Human Image of a Cowboy Hat or Largest Belt Buckle (KXAN). Others are a little more, how should I put it, not what you would expect from Texas. Those include the Largest Beard and Mustache Competition (which makes sense to be held in Austin), Most Family Members to Graduate from the Same University (the Wuensche family who have graduated 44 family members from Texas Tech) or World's Largest Breast Implants (Sheyla Hershay of Houston who has size 38MMM implants). Texas does have some unique world records that it can claim to still hold as of June of 2023. Let's take a look at 12 of them below: