Six random times Jordan broke a Guinness world record

Published May 26th, 2015 - 10:32 GMT
Jordan's Independence Day was marked with a quirky world record, and it wasn't the country's first. (Twitter)
Jordan's Independence Day was marked with a quirky world record, and it wasn't the country's first. (Twitter)

Jordan's Independence Day celebrations on Monday were marked with a world record — a giant Jordanian flag, made of 250,000 pieces of peace doves to create 1,032 square meters of the patriotic symbol. 

It's been the second time the country has tried to make history in the Guiness book in just a few months. Jordan also recently tried to break the record for the selfie with the largest number of people, unsuccessfully. It fueled the question: How often has the kingdom done this?

Al Hussein Youth City's Jordanian flag, which broke the record for the largest origami mosaic, was only a notch in Jordan's belt. Here are five others:
 
1. Largest felafel sandwich: July 2012, Landmark Amman Hotel (YouTube)
 
2. Street with the most Internet cafes per capita: 2006, University Street (Sharaa Jamaa) in Irbid (Flickr/Erin)
 
3. Largest sand structure: May 2012, created by the Jordan Tourism Board displayed in Berlin (The Jordan Times)
 
4. Largest floating human image (peace sign of 262 people): October 2014, Dead Sea (Twitter)

5. Oldest church: 293-303 AD, Aqaba 


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