Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record

Guinness declares massive Michigan ice cream sundae a record


Guinness World Records says a roughly half-mile-long ice cream sundae that was gobbled up in Michigan this June was the longest.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the sundae measuring a little over 2,970 feet in length and fed thousands of people lining eight blocks in the Lake Michigan town.

House of Flavors organized the ice cream event in Ludington, 100 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.

According to Guinness, the previous longest ice-cream dessert was created in 2015 in Manurewa, New Zealand, and it was 1,957 feet and 1 inch.

Ludington’s record may be short-lived, however. reports Moo-ville Creamery and others in Nashville, Mich., tried to break the record Sept. 17, making a dessert that spanned 3,656 feet.

Minnesota couple celebrates wedding by posing with puppies


A Minnesota couple celebrated their wedding day by posing with puppies.

Kathryn and Brad Ziemer of Maple Grove wanted to highlight the work of Secondhand Hounds, a nonprofit that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters.

So instead of flowers, the couple chose puppies when they tied the knot at a suburban Minneapolis golf clubrecently.

Kathryn Ziemer says, “Who doesn’t love puppies?”

But while having puppies at the wedding was special to her and her new husband, she says it was more about the animal rescue, which she calls “incredible.”

KMSP-TV reports that members of the wedding party did not know about the puppies until they went outside for group photos and found 13 pit bull puppies waiting for them.

Minute hand plunges from Hamburg church tower


A 44-pound minute hand has fallen off a clock on a Hamburg church tower, plunging 130 feet onto the sidewalk below.

Hamburg’s fire service said recently that the hand fell off the city’s St. Katharinen church overnight, news agency DPA reported.

No one was hurt. Fire officials checked the remaining hour hand and determined that it was firmly in place.

Associated Press