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Really fast food: Taiwanese farmers break world record for rice planting
A group of Taiwanese farmers has smashed the world record, for planting rice.
The 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan County, Northern Taiwan transplanted an incredible 2.1 hectares of rice in just 16 minutes and 20 seconds.
It beats the old record set in Thailand in 2010 when 904 people transplanted rice in 1.6 hectares in 35 minutes and 35 seconds.
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On your marks: 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan County, Northern Taiwan, prepare to break the world rice planting record
And they're off: The farmers begin their frantic planting as they attempt to smash the previous record set in Thailand in 2010
The eldest farmer taking part was 91 years old while the youngest was 16, the council said.
The purpose of the event was to promote rice consumption in Taiwan, the council added.
96-year-old farmer Chen Huo-Teng said: 'This is the happiest day of my life as a farmer.
'There are so many people, but I got to stand in the middle.
'It's really fun, this event is good for agriculture.'
Going with the grain: The farmers planted an incredible 3 million rice shoots in just twenty-five minutes
Irrigation's what you need: The eldest farmer taking part was 96-years-old while the youngest was 16, organisers said
Jubilant: 96-year-old farmer Chen Huo-Teng said: 'This is the happiest day of my life as a farmer'
We've done it! The farmers hold up their hands in celebration after smashing the old record
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190290/Really-fast-food-Taiwanese-farmers-break-world-record-rice-planting.html#ixzz23yR1r6s5
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