May 13th, 2009 by Boisdale
For the true cigar aficionado, only the biggest & best will do. In that case, one should look no further than the Historical Pipe and Tobacco Museum in Brussels, Belgium. Within the walls of this esteemed collection, visitors can take in the truly phenomenal sight of the world’s biggest cigar. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of all things related to cigars, it is fitting to keep this piece of trivia in the back of your mind. This way, you can regale friends, family and other cigar fanatics about the pertinent details of this superlative cigar.
The cigar housed within the Historical Pipe and Tobacco Museum in Brussels has truly monstrous proportions. Measuring more than twenty-one feet in length, it also weighs over a whopping 1,000 pounds. Who, exactly, could hope to enjoy this enormous cigar? The size is obviously strictly for novelty’s sake; there’s not a man alive who could hope to actually smoke this behemoth. Nevertheless, it is a truly memorable sight. After all, it’s not every day that one sees a cigar that outweighs many automobiles.
Additionally, the world’s largest cigar is made up of more than 10,000 tobacco leaves. Imagine how many regular-sized cigars those could make up! The thought is truly staggering. Indeed, should there ever be a shortage of tobacco in the world, this one could be broken up to manufacture a large number of regular sized cigars for those who experience major withdrawals.
It is important to note, also, that although the cigar in Brussels, Belgium is indeed the world’s largest, it is not also the world’s longest. That designation goes to one located in Puerto Rico, which measures in at an insanely long 62 feet in length. Perhaps one day, the dimensions of these two enormous cigars will be combined – the resulting 62 foot long, 1,000 pound cigar would surely trump all existing records. Either way, though – whether you are likelier to see the cigar in Brussels or the one in Puerto Rico – either will certainly make for some entertaining anecdotes to pass along to friends, family members and coworkers for years to come.