Webster University students and staff prepared an 200.3 foot ice cream sundae - setting the new world record for the Longest Ice Cream Dessert.
The Guinness world record for the longest ice cream dessert was a sundae measuring 46.99 m (154 ft 2 in) which was prepared by Turner Community Library and Turner Recreation Commission (both USA), at Turner Community Library, in Wyandotte, Kansas, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest chain of people licking ice cream, achieved by 2,728 participants at an event organised by Morielli's of Portstewart Ltd. (UK) in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, UK.
The record-breaking sundae included 456 pounds of vanilla ice cream, eight pounds of cherries and fourteen pounds of rainbow sprinkles.
With more than 80 volunteers scooping and sprinkling away, the record was broken in less than 30 minutes.
Minnick's Surveying provided the official measurement of 200.3 feet and served as official witnesses alongside Hannah Ingram of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
According to the 'Riverfront Times', "the epic sundae lasted only long enough to get the official measurement - once the announcement was made, students, staff and Gut Check swarmed the Slip 'n Slide-shaped dessert with spoons and bowls in hand."