Now that's a LOT of Pasta! Nintendo serves up some serious spaghetti to celebrate Super Mario Sunshine's impending release.
Nintendo Breaks Guinness World Record for Serving Biggest Plate of Pasta
Celebrating Mario's NINTENDO GAMECUBE Debut, Fans Jump Into Guinness World Record-breaking 3,265 Pounds Of Spaghetti
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2002--Mama mia! Nintendo
dished up more than 1.5 tons of "Pasta a la Mario" today at San
Francisco's Little Italy and broke the Guinness World Record for The
Largest Bowl of Pasta.
Keely Hopkins, Researcher, Guinness World Records, certified
today's record at Mario's Spaghetti Plunge, an event celebrating the
release of Super Mario Sunshine(TM) for NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM) starring
legendary Italian plumber and video game star, Mario.
"Nintendo surpassed the previous Guinness World Records of 2,564
pounds of pasta by more than 700 pounds," Hopkins said. "Nintendo
served up 3,265 pounds of pasta and now holds the Guinness World
The three-foot high, 10-foot wide bowl contained oodles of noodles
prepared by Buca Di Beppo. Once the record was authenticated, six
Nintendo fans all dressed as Mario, took a "delicio dive" into the
delectable spaghetti to find Nintendo prizes, including a grand-prize
trip to Hawaii.
"Today's Mario Spaghetti Plunge proves how devoted people are to
our lovable Mario," says Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing
and corporate affairs, Nintendo of America Inc. "It was absolutely
comical to see Mario look-alikes diving into a giant bowl of pasta
like human meatballs."
As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home
video game systems. The systems include Game Boy(R), Nintendo(R) 64,
Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE(TM). Since the release of its
first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.6
billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such
as Mario(TM) and Donkey Kong(R) and launching such franchises as
Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.
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Guinness World Records is the global authority on record-breaking
achievement. First published in 1955, the Guinness World Records book
is an international phenomenon, available in more than 80 countries
and 20 languages. The 2002 edition spent more than 20 weeks on the New
York Times Bestseller list, and is one of the highest-selling books of
all time, surpassed only by the Bible and the Koran.