Greeks ring monument with a bread bagel
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Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri," a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower.
The bread, 540 feet in diameter, weighed 1.35 tons before baking. It is already gone, distributed to bystanders.
A "koulouri" is a staple snack, sold mostly by street vendors and can be found throughout the Balkans under different names.
Elsa Koukoumeria, president of the Thessaloniki Bakers Association, said they would try to list Sunday's feat with the Guinness Book of Records. He said they would soon bake a much bigger one to encircle the burial mound of Amphipolis. That's northeast of Thessaloniki.
Critical thinking challenge: Name two things the giant "koulouri" have in common with a basic bagel