The Venezuelan government has broken the world record for the largest pot of soup. Considering the food shortages that have been plaguing the county, I'm betting the line for a taste of the ration was miles long:
The hulking stainless steel cooking pot, set up outdoors in downtown Caracas, contained about 15,000 litres of "sancocho" stew, Food Minister Rafael Oropeza said. That would dwarf the current record- holder listed on the Guinness World Records website, a pot of 5,350 litres of spicy soup prepared in Durango, Mexico, in July.Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Robert Mugabe is drowning out the rumbling tummies of Zimbabweans with a debut song that is dominating the state controlled airwaves and apparently regarded as "as second only to the national anthem". Has anyone heard it aired on the CBC yet?
His country may be starving and the infrastructure collapsing, but the 83-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has become an unlikely pop star in Zimbabwe.
c/p: Dust My Broom