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Man Achieves Goal, Sets Guinness World Record for Longest Shish Kebab

We posted a previous blog about a man trying to create the world's longest shish-kebab at the Turkish Festival in Downtown.

Well, Murat Aksu did just that.

On October 3rd, Aksu set the Guinness World Record for the longest shish kebab.   The record length came in at 18 feet 7 5/8 inches or 5.68 meters. 

Aksu said that the kebab was measured three times after it was cooked for accuracy by three professional surveyors from Bowman Consulting, a Virginia certified surveying company.

Take a look at the photo above to see Aksu standing next to his gigantic meat creation.

 

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

Walk This Way

Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.