CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire man said a giant 222-pound, 8-ounce meatball created by his restaurant was certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records.
Matt Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery, said the meatball was certified as the world's largest by Guinness officials during a Sunday party at the Holiday Inn ballroom, which is adjacent to the restaurant, the Concord (N.H.) Monitor reported Monday.
Mitnitsky said he and his staff will appear in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. He said he was inspired to create the meatball by the previous record, a 198.6-pound meatball created on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show in September.
"He wanted to bring the meatball back to the United States," Mitnitsky said of Kimmel. "But I said that it belongs on the East Coast. My gumbas back home (in Brooklyn, New York) said, 'Hey, Mattie, you should do something about that.'"