Webster University Breaks World Record for Longest Taco Line

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It was longer than this. | Luca Nebuloni

Whenever we're having tacos -- which is often -- we think, "This taco line isn't long enough."

OK, no we don't. And we weren't even sure what a taco line was until this week (it's a line of tacos) when the serious academics over at Webster University made a world-record attempt.

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They also broke the record for longest ice-cream dessert back in 2012, so this is pretty serious. On Tuesday morning, students put together an 851-foot line of tacos on the quad using 1,600 taco shells, 220 pounds of refried beans, 120 pounds of beef, 120 pounds of shredded cheese, 80 pounds of shredded lettuce and 16 gallons of salsa. The old record was a mere 654 long -- kid stuff, really.

It's still pending approval from the people over at Guinness, but Webster followed procedure and filed paperwork and all that. Leftover food was donated to a local charity, and even the mayor of Webster Groves was on hand to witness the taco miracle. Here's a time-lapse video of the event:

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470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, MO

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jaco1175 topcommenter

Meanwhile elsewhere in the area there are people who attempt to use their time to do things that might actually benefit society. Congrats to this bunch of dildos for using their time being dildos.

Cory Hart
Cory Hart

Didn't think they'd do it. Way to go

Karolyn Page
Karolyn Page

I'm sure this will get them far when they put it on their resumes

Jason Williams
Jason Williams

There is a lot to be proud of here..... :-/ haha

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

this will give them all a leg-up on the competition when they apply for that taco bell job when mom and dad finally stop paying the bills.

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