23/07/2012 05:08 BST | Updated 23/07/2012 05:27 BST

Guinness World Record For Tallest Poppadom Tower Crumbles In Failure

In five days the entire world will be looking at Great Britain as it welcomes the Olympics. The world's fastest, strongest and most ruthless athletes will compete for a place in history.

But until then we'll keep banging out the pointless (but fun) sporting* records, such as the world's tallest tower of poppadoms.

Held at the Poppadom Restaurant in Brick Lane, Shamin Ali attempted to break the Guinness World Record which was held by the Indian Ocean Restaurant in Ashton-Under-Lyne, with 1,075 poppadoms measuring 1.57 metres in height.

Unfortunately the record attempt failed, but it still kept onlookers amused.


The leaning tower of Poppadom: The stack of snacks was part of the Curry Capital festival


Mia Mason aged 4 helps the chefs of Poppadom Restaurant


L-R Shamin Ali and Rayman Ali from the Poppadom Restaurant attempt to break the Guinness World Record

*Calling poppadom tower building a sport is probably pushing it a bit