ST. ANSGAR, Iowa --- Onlookers gathered Saturday afternoon at the unofficial world's largest bowl of oatmeal in St. Ansgar.
It took 300 pounds of oatmeal and more than 700 pounds of water to create 1,000 pounds of quick-cooked oatmeal.
The previous world record was 732 pounds, recorded in Manitoba, Canada.
Organizers of the effortwanted to recognize the local agriculture of St. Ansgar and Mitchell County by creating the bowl of oatmeal.
Spectators were given samples of the oatmeal. Documentation is being sent to both the Guiness Book of World Records and the World Record Academy for verification and possible entry into the record books
. The event was part of the community's first-ever Oatmeal Day, sponsored by the St. Ansgar Chamber of Commerce.