When it comes to breaking World Records, one would think in WNY it would involve snow or wings but that’s not the case. One WNY man, Dominic ‘Mike’ Cuzzacrea aka “The Pancake Man” holds two Guinness World Records and they both involve pancakes.
On October 24, 1999 Cuzzacrea completed the Casino Niagara International Marathon all while flipping a pancake continuously in a frying pan. For how long? 3 hr 2 min 27 seconds!
Cuzzacrea was back at it with his pancake skills on November 13, 2010, but this time for a pancake toss. Breaking the record for the highest pancake toss, it measured 31 ft 1 in and was done in front of bystanders at the Walden Galleria Mall. Dominic beat his own previous record by 11.8 in!
After his achievements, Cuzzacrea has gone on to make an appearance on the Tonight Show as well as holding the Olympic torch!