Saturday, June 26, 2010

Now that's a smoke!

The world's fattest cigar has just been unveiled in Honduras. The Austrian Times reports:

This 1,000lbs monster cigar is about to send a world record up in smoke.

Twenty tobacco experts took nearly three weeks to construct the cigar in Danli, Honduras, after being commissioned by a client in America.

At more than a yard thick, and nearly 20ft long it is understood to be made up of more than 11,000 tobacco leaves.

Proud cigar factory owner Libardo Rivera explained: "We think we have set a new world record for the thickest cigar.

"It will go on show in the USA and then we are looking for a museum where it can be kept and preserved in perfect conditions."

That's half a ton of cigar! What was it Rudyard Kipling said? "A woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke." I wonder what he'd have said about this behemoth? It might have made him look upon women more favorably . . .



LabRat said...

I'd say what a waste, but if those guys have an atom of self-interest they're using the nastiest shag...

Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the box of matches!