Gigantic 18,000 Pound Chocolate Mayan Temple Predicts the End of the World's Diets

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To celebrate Quinza's 30th anniversary and the opening of the company's new chocolate institute, chefs Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand created this six-foot tall 18,239 pound chocolate Mayan temple. It wasn't the Europeans that wiped out the Mayans, it was diabetes.

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The chocolate version of the Kukulkan temple at Chichen Itza actually set a new record for the world's largest chocolate sculpture, topping the previous record holder by over 7,500 pounds. But don't expect to be able to custom order one for your next fondue party. This chocolate behemoth is most definitely a one-off creation and will be on display from June 4 at the Quinza Institute of Chocolate and Pastry in Irvine, California, until December 21, the official end of the Mayan calendar. [Quinza via designboom]

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" It wasn't the Europeans that wiped out the Mayans, it was diabetes."

To be more exact, it were the spaniards. Kind of a dick move, but if you've got guns and they don't, while they've got gold and you don't, the choice seemed pretty easy.

Other european countries didn't have much to do with the whole extermination gig and thought the spanish were total cunts back in the day.

Much the same way americans don't like it when someone says that alle americans are fat, drive a truck and have at least 7 guns, europeans don't like it when they're lumped together with spaniards. Especially the dutch. The dutch and spaniards have a bit of a history:

[en.wikipedia.org]

[en.wikipedia.org]