Belgium Sets New World Record For Longest Time Without A Government

02/22/2011 08:51 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Belgium has notched up some eclectic world records over the past year. Last April, the heaviest cheese sculpture -- made with 2,330 lb. (1,059 kg) of Gouda -- was carved in the coastal resort of Ostend. In July, a barman in the northern town of Hamme spent a record 102 straight hours serving beer in his café. And in August, in Ostend again, 2,875 people broke the record for group Hula-Hooping. However, this week saw what is probably the most dubious of the lot: Belgium broke the record for the world's longest wait for a government.

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