The Rotary Club of the Lower Keys, Florida, is known for the Independence Day festival and fireworks display it sponsors in Big Pine Key.
At last year’s event, the night had a sweet send-off: creating a massive Key Lime pie in celebration of Monroe County’s bicentennial. Rotarians joined local chefs Kermit Carpenter and Paul Menta as they scooped free pie samples, which spanned a precise 13.14 feet in diameter.
The dimension, harking back to the mathematical constant pi, squeezed past a 12.25-foot creation made in 2018 by a Florida business; its producers were awaiting certification of the grand concoction — made of Key lime juice and condensed milk spread atop a graham cracker crust — as the world’s largest. The precise.