Mmmmmm, Pancakes!

Andy Wrobel, of Melbourne, Australia, broke the Guinness World Record for stacked pancakes on Pancake Tuesday, 2012. Wrobel, who makes pancakes for a living at Melbourne’s Pancake Parlor, stacked 60 pancakes measuring 76 centimeters (that’s 2.49 feet). The previous record was set in Croatia in 2008, when the stack measured 74 centimeters (2.42 feet). Pancake Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Pancakes are a food made out of sugar, fat, flour and eggs, rich foods traditionally given up for fasting in cultures that eat no meat, dairy or eggs during Lent. Pancake Tuesday is observed in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This was Wrobel’s 2nd attempt at the record.  Bring on the maple syrup!