Israel and Lebanon have been competing over who can make the biggest vat of hummus. As of this weekend, it's Lebanon, with a spread weighing in at 22,046 pounds (or 10,452 kilograms). The Lebanese took the record from Israel, which whipped up a batch in January weighing 4 metric tons.
There is no monetary price for holding a Guiness world record, but holding the record for largest vat of hummus comes with a profitable worldwide distinction. Hopefully that'll make up for the cost of production: chickpeas in Lebanon cost $1.30-$2.30 a kilo.
Next up: the two countries will compete to see who can make the world's largest falafel.