330-Foot Sushi Roll Created in Calif.

Ming Hwang, left, executive chef at Slippery Fish sushi restaurant in Emeryville, works with UC-Berkeley students near Sather Gate on the campus of the University of California as they construct a 330-foot-long (100.5 meters) California sushi roll on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Berkeley, Calif., in an attempt to break the world record. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, D. Ross Cameron) ** NO SALES MAGS OUT MANDATORY CREDIT **
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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - It was the roll of a lifetime.

Hundreds of amateur sushi chefs at the University of California, Berkeley got their hands fishy Sunday as they assembled a 330-foot California roll.

A university spokeswoman says Sunday's rice-and-seaweed monstrosity is the largest of its kind ever rolled, surpassing a 300-foot California roll made in Hawaii in 2001.

Students used 200 pounds of rice, 80 pounds of avocado, 80 pounds of cucumber and 180 pounds of fish. And in a nod to the school's scores of vegetarians, the final 15 feet contained tofu instead of seafood.

Members of the Japanese Graduate & Researchers Society dressed as ninjas started the giant project.

The stunt was part of a series of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the school's Center for Japanese Studies.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com