News - October 13, 2011

A round on the house

A tasty cube of Dutch cheese proffered by the cheery Frau Antje was enough to persuade numerous international Wageningers to join the effort to break the record for the number of nationalities in one Ferris wheel together.

 Part of the Food4You festival, the attempt on the record brought in passengers from 30 different countries. As there are 161 different nationalities in Wageningen, it was ‘slightly disappointing', admits Yvonne van Wezik from Organisatiebureau Wageningen. ‘But then it was miserable weather on Friday evening. I can imagine people preferred to stay at home. I'm sure we'd have had more people if it had been a warm evening.' The attempt will be reported to the Guinness Book of Records, nevertheless.