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Hummus a few bars, for pita’s sake…

October 26, 2009

Blog Guy, I heard some Lebanese dudes set a new record for the largest plate of hummus over the weekend. Give us details!

You know, I just can’t get too excited about that one. It’s too vague. According to Wikipedia, hummus is the same as hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus!

I mean, I could set a world record for making my famous garlic nutmeg dip, if it could also be known as pizza, aluminum, wolverines, canasta and Belgium.

I must admit you raise a fair point, Blog Guy. Now that Lebanon holds the record, maybe they should get together with whomever used to hold the record, and settle on one way to spell Hummus.

Do you know who previously held the hummus hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous humus record, Blog Guy?

Uh, from our photo archive it appears that would be Israel. You wanna take a stab at negotiating that one?

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Above: Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

Combo upper: Lebanese celebrate after producing what they believe to be the biggest plate of hummus in the world. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Combo lower: People stand around a large plate of hummus in Jerusalem, May 5, 2008. In an attempt to break the Guinness Book of world records for the largest plate of hummus. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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Comments

Robert, why don’t you hum us the possible uses of this record?

Posted by M | Report as abusive
 

That plate of smashed chick peas is hummongous!

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive
 

Maybe the guy with the tennis racket can lob a container of West Bank hummus over to Israel to join the competition?

Hummus wars!!

Posted by CAM | Report as abusive
 

CAM, I like your idea… Wanna play mixed doubles???

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