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May 26, 2018 37 tweets 10 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
You know when you get a press release to cover a Guinness world record attempt for tallest stack of waffles & expect it to be some big commercial thing & then it's just a guy's house? This is SO MUCH BETTER. Follow along, #Denver! Things might get weird!
There is an official DENVER LAND SURVEYOR here because the dudes needed someone to take an official measurement. THIS IS A SERIOUS OPERATION, YOU GUYS. THERE IS A 3D MEASURING DEVICE IN THE BACKYARD.
Land surveyor Dustin Hoaglin laughed when he heard about his services requested for a waffle record stack measurement but then he figured he had a bunch of fam in town for his son's graduation & decided it sounded GREAT to do this
The waffles get broiled after being made to make the perfect, hardened stacking brick. Just a bunch of friends coming together to make breakfast foods in the name of GREATNESS, what a time to be alive
Just a casual 3-D laser scanner usually used for topography and architectural purposes ready to measure some waffles next to some prime seating
Spencer McCullough, waffle wunderkind, said when he started embarking on his waffle stacking journey, he received a 40 page PDF from Guinness defining what a waffle was. They are using about 50 pounds of mix to make their dreams come true
The record to beat, by the way, is a 51 centimeter stack. Everyone is extremely confident that this will be beat.
WAFFLE DRAMA!! "We're at max capacity for production. WE NEED A BIGGER OVEN." I would say I am stressed but the cool thing about covering something about waffles is that EVERYTHING IS FINE
This is not the official stack because they literally have to use a specially leveled table but THINGS. ARE. HAPPENING. Also! Pancakes are being made because YUM
Friend Steve Garguilo FLEW IN FROM TX to help stack waffles. He got a text from Spencer asking if he wanted to come help. "I said the next time you send me a text like this, don't phrase it as a question...say I'm setting a record stacking waffles and you're coming." FRIENDSHIP
For your envisioning purposes, this is 23 y/o waffle wunderkind Spencer, and, yes, he has a ponytail and crocs.
and in case you were like "Lizzy, what are waffles without toppings?" OH DONT YOU WORRY. THERE ARE TOPPINGS, BABY
Someone just walked in to bring a big fan into the kitchen because it's approximately 800 degrees and they said "I AM A BIG FAN OF THIS PROJECT" sidenote: can I be best friends with everyone here, I am just wondering
ACTUAL TEXTUAL EVIDENCE because I am nothing if not a serious journalist, thank you
I have been told to stress this is AN UNOFFICIAL COUNT, but we are about 20 centimeters away, guys!!!
People just keep walking in, this is truly the waffle party OF THE YEAR.
This is Jennifer Laplante and Tyler Keigan. THEY DONT KNOW ANYONE HERE, THEY JUST FOUND THE EVENT ON FACEBOOK AND WERE LIKE "heck yeah, waffles!! Let's go!!" Now they are making waffle pals!
I have just been informed there is an official website for this event entitled waffles.fun "There is nothing important on the website, but I feel like it's important to tell you" Steve said. I, also, feel it's important
Paul Girgis from Chicago flew in to Denver to visit a friend & realized this was happening & knew Spencer from college. "I thought it was a joke, but I'm here, and there are land surveyors?"
WE ARE AT 48 CENTIMETERS, FRIENDS. A FEW MORE TO GO. People are RUNNING to and from the kitchen, my heart is POUNDING
In case it wasn't clear, this table has been professionally leveled by a real person whose job it is to professionally level things
Okay so we almost had a complete collapse but things seem to be back in order now, I am about to pass entirely out
THE RECORD IS BROKEN THE RECORD IS BROKEN I REPEAT HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE, THIS IS THE TALLEST STACK OF WAFFLES EVER RECORDED *IN THE WORLD* (without official confirmation from Guinness but with official confirmation from a, uh, measuring tape)
They are still stacking with the added help of a Miller Chill light beer with lime umbrella
Laplante who, as a reminder, knows NO ONE HERE AND JUST SHOWED UP TO CELEBRATE BREAKFAST FOODS, says "My heart has been racing since waffle one hit the table. I want that written on tombstone."
Alright, they have RUN OUT OF WAFFLES at 67 cm. This is the new record!! THEY STACKED UNTIL THEY COULD STACK NO MORE
And so ends my time in this man's backyard. read @denverpost to see the final product in all its glory later today! & many thanks to my editor @denpostdana who I called on a Sat. morn to say "uh I think this is just some guy's house but I still wanna cover it" & her saying "OK!!"
& all you wonderful readers following along should know it will be weird community stories like this in addition to hard news that gets lost when our hedgefund owners Alden Global Capital continue to gut our newsroom. washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…
If you want to experience moments of joy over breakfast foods and also know wtf is going on at ur city council meeting, get mad and loud that local news in #Denver is under attack by a hedgefund in NY that doesn't care about its newspapers. #NewsMatters, even when it's waffle-y!
How you know a GREAT story is in the works
THE STORY IS HERE, GUYS. If you at all enjoyed this thread, please support local journalism and click on the story & read it with your eyeballs & then peruse all the other work my really great colleagues do! Many, many thanks!! dpo.st/2IU0xP6 via @denverpost

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