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World record attempt for poppadum eating at the Aakash, Cleckheaton.
World record attempt for poppadum eating at the Aakash, Cleckheaton.
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Cleckheaton is in the grip of a poppa-demic!

Seventy hungry contestants of all ages took part in the poppadom-eating challenge at the Aakash in Bradford Road, Cleckheaton on Monday, and managed to chow through 141 of the deep-fried appetisers in just one minute.

According to the manager of the restaurant, the feat could now be a world record.

Azhar Mahmood, who also organised the challenge, said: “I was really happy with how it went – everyone had a really good laugh and we set an unofficial world record as this kind of challenge has not yet been attempted.

“It wasn’t easy though – people don’t realise how difficult it is to get through three in a minute!”

Mr Mahmood said he wanted more people to come and take on the challenge again next year.

World record attempt for poppadum eating at the Aakash, Cleckheaton.

World record attempt for poppadum eating at the Aakash, Cleckheaton.

He added: “I noticed how the kids kept challenging each other with how much they could eat – so I’ll probably try to get more schools involved next year and beat our record!”