Brave Brazilians take BBQ to death-defying heights

A group of Brazilians took a national pastime to dizzying heights as they looked to set a new world record for the largest number of people seated at a dinner table suspended high in the sky.

The attempt took place in Sao Paulo state off an abandoned bridge some 91 feet high. A large table was hung off the bridge about 65 feet above the ground, complete with its own grilling station to feed the 102 abseilers rappelling down to eat a Brazilian barbecue known as churrasco.

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A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge after eating at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge after they eat at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge before they eat at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge after they eat at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge after they eat at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people rappel from a bridge before they eat at a barbecue, on a table suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
A group of 90 people eat at a barbecue as they sit on a table while suspended under a bridge using rapelling techniques in Limeira, Brazil, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Alan Ferreira said he had been organizing the world record attempt for two months now. He told Reuters this was the first time such a large aerial dining experience has been undertaken using rappel.

"It is the best feeling in the world, you have no idea what my heart is feeling. It is the most beautiful thing to have everyone here to something so cool like this, the coolest thing ever," said organizer, Alan Ferreira.

Guinness World Records have not yet issued an official statement confirming the Brazilian record attempt.

"It was great, having a churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) with 100 people. I'm speechless, see ya," added abseiler, Alexandre Pinot.

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