A New Challenger of the Day: Iran’s New Guinness World Record for the Largest Tub of Ice Cream
The American ice cream company Baskin Robbins’s Guinness World Record of the largest tub of ice cream (8,865 pound tub of vanilla ice cream, 2005) has been reportedly beaten by the Iranian company Choopan Dairy’s five-ton tub of chocolate ice cream. Unveiled outside of Tehran earlier this week on Monday, it apparently took eight hours to fill the tub (5 ft by 7 ft) and cost more than $30,000 to make.
Lake Retba in Senegal
The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.
Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: “The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.
“They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.
“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”