Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas World Records.

I like pointless trivia.
Trivia games get me really excited,
and I think it would be utterly fantastic
to have Ben Bailey pick me up in his
"Cash Cab" and pay me for this knowledge
I posses (only problem is I am not in
New York and I don't get around by taxi...).

I was exploring Google this morning and found some interesting Christmas World Records on a site called World Records Academy.

Here are a few;

The largest living (uncut) Christmas tree stands at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, in Idaho. The beasty conifer measures up at 161 feet.

LARGEST ARTIFICIAL TREE: The largest fake Christmas tree is in Mexico City. It is made up of steel wire and it stands 295 feet high and has a width of 114 feet.

Wait... a minute...? SantaS? Mutiple thrones of lies!
The worlds largest gathering of Santas was in Porto City, Portugal on November 27th, 2009. Despite bad weather, 14,200 people gathered in their Santa-ly best to raise money for charity.

The current largest snowman was actually a snowWOMAN. Her name was Olympia Snowwoman, after Maine senator Olympia Snowe. This behemoth of white powder stood at 122 feet and 1 inch and had a weight of 13,000,000 pounds. Her arms were each made of an entire 27 ft pine tree! Her eyes were 5 ft wreaths, her lips were made of tires and her eyelashes were constructed of 16 snow skis. She was built in the winter of 2008 and she finally melted away near the end of July of the same year.

*not off of World Record Academy
The largest gift ever given on Christmas was none other than our very own Statue of Liberty. She was gifted to us by France in 1886. Height- 151 ft and 1 inch. Weight- 225 TONS!

See, now you feel more informed.
You're welcome.

1 comment:

Brick Walker said...

It is hilarious that the snowman wieghed more than the Statue of Liberty :P


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