But that really is not the point of my post today. In the heart of the town as we were heading to our first stop, this funny site passed by us on the main street of the town, advertising itself as the largest ball of hay. Weird. Good thing I wasn't driving because I would have rear-ended the car in front of me while I was rubber necking. Not every day do you see a ball of hay on top of a car.
Anyway, seeing that large ball got me to thinking and vaguely recalling something about some other Largest Balls of _______ elsewhere in the U.S. So I did some research and did quite a bit of amusing myself in the process. (It doesn't take much, sometimes.)
Here are some of the other Largest Balls I came across:
First is the World's Largest Ball of Twine, and my husband assures me that if we are ever in its vicinity, he will stop so I can be amazed.
This ridiculous ball was constructed by Francis Johnson over the period of 1950 to 1979. Its weight is 17,400 pounds and it has a circumference of approximately 40 feet.
Here you can see the
Yup, that's a lot of chewed gum - 95,200 pieces to be exact.
Next we have the World's Largest Ball of Rubber Bands.
Office Max sponsored the project of the creation of this monstrosity. This ball, created by Steve Milton and his six year old son, contains 175,000 rubber bands and weighs in excess of 4000 pounds. Once it won the title of World's Largest, it happily appeared in Chicago's Thanksgiving Parade. Awwww.
Get ready to be amazed, for here is the World's Largest Ball of Stamps.
The collection of tapes used in its construction included duct tape, electrical tape, making tape, gaffers tape, packing tape, foil tape, and athletic tape.
Well there you have it folks, I guess some people just have too much time on their hands, and can stand doing the same useless and monotonous thing over and over and over. Maybe the lure of winning an award is enough to inspire some people to devote so much of their time and energy to these "works of art."
Not me, though. I guess I just don't have the artistic vision.