HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo (Cueto) will receive officially his fourth Guinness Record certificate, this time for his 45,38 meters long Habano cigar.
The ceremony was due to take place on Wednesday afternoon during the 29th International Tourism Fair (FITCUBA'09) underway at the Morro-Cabana Fortress, reported the Opciones online newspaper.
Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo (R) makes a 148 feet 9 inches (45.28 m) long cigar trying to break the Guinness World Record. AFP PHOTO
Cueto, rolled his cigar during the 2008 international tourism fair and the record has just been certified by london's house of world records.
The Cuban roller has made other three universal habanos. The first was a 11.04 meters long cigar, the second one was 14.80 meters and the third one 20.41, all of them registered as Records.
Cueto works in la Triada store, of the Grupo Caracol. He told Opciones that he was very happy with the acknowledgement and that he receives the record on behalf of Cuba, a country known for producing the best cigars in the world.
Cueto is a celebrity with people from all over the globe hunting him down at la Triada, located by the entrance of the Morro-Cabanas fortress complex.
"They approach me with a zillion questions and some confess that they have never seen a Guinness record holder in person. Then they take pictures with me, and look at my hands and touch them, astonished," said Cueto.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Source: Caribbean Net News