DYK: San Antonio holds the record for the most tamales made in a 12-hour period?

Lanier High School made 17,106 tamales weighing in at 2,420.9 pounds

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator, David Elder - SA Live Multimedia Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Did you know that San Antonio holds the record for the most tamales made in a 12- hour period?

That's right!

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2011, the San Antonio Independent School District's Lanier High School assembled the largest Tamalada -- an event where family and friends get together to make tamales -- in San Antonio's modern history.

The group while being monitored by Guinness World Records officials, made 17,106 tamales weighing in at 2,420.9 pounds!

That's a whole lotta tamales.

It took 1,100 students and 200 neighborhood volunteers to make this impossible dream possible. 

At the end of the record-setting event, all of the tamales were donated to Haven for Hope.

The event was certified as a world record in April 2012.

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