Thirteen Million Pounds of Snow

@Corbin5 (127019)
United States
January 11, 2019 11:47am CST
The world's tallest snowman, actually a snowwoman, according to Guinness World Records, was built in Bethel, Maine, in the USA.. I wish I had gotten a look at that record-setting snowwoman after she had been constructed in February, 2008. The world's tallest snowwoman in Maine was named "Olympia" after Olympia Snowe, Maine's senior senator at the time. Olympia was built to look like one very charming snowwoman due to the following: 1. cute carrot-like nose- 8 ft. long 2. gorgeous eyelashes- 16 skis 3. lovely scarf- 130 ft. long 4. three black buttons- 5 ft. wide truck tires 5 darling fleece hat- 48 ft. wide 6. luscious lips- five car tires painted a charming red color 7. attractive arms- two 30 ft. spruce trees 8. bling-worthy pendant- 6 ft. long x 6 in. wide Olympia weighed in at 13,000,000 pounds, but of course, those pounds just melted away as the months went by. When the warmer months arrived, the melting of Olympia began, and she was no more. Olympia was 122 ft tall, which is just about 2 ft. shorter than the Statue of Liberty. To date, Olympia still holds the record for the world's tallest snowman or snowwoman.
The world's largest snowwoman built in Bethel Maine Music: Rusted Root- Send Me On My Way
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@DianneN (97419)
• United States
11 Jan
Wow! Olympia must have been fun to build. It's true that the pounds melt away in warmer weather.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
I am sure Olympia felt so much better when she shed those extra pounds.
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@DianneN (97419)
• United States
14 Jan
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@CarolDM (12299)
• United States
11 Jan
This is a bizarre story, wow is all I can say.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
She is one lady that was living large for many months.
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@CarolDM (12299)
• United States
11 Jan
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• Anchorage, Alaska
12 Jan
It's crazy to see how huge it is!!!
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• United States
11 Jan
We don't ever get enough snow to do that. I suppose we could have late last year when the snow came in, we had around 15 inches in some areas. I wonder how long it took them to make th snowwomen.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
It took 1 month to make Olympia.
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• United States
12 Jan
@Corbin5 If you said that already forgive me! One months isn't so long I suppose.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
@ScribbledAdNauseum No, I did not add that fact to the discussion, so you are good!!
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• United States
11 Jan
I wish I had been able to see this in person. I'm amazed at the items used for decorating her
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
What is nice is that children at local schools helped in making the hat, the scarf, and the nose.
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@LadyDuck (195515)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
Well, this snowman is the biggest, but not really cute.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
I am very fond of her eyelashes.
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@LadyDuck (195515)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
@Corbin5 I want the same.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
13 Jan
@LadyDuck Me too!!!
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• Lenox, Georgia
12 Jan
Wow that's a gorgeous snowwoman and so much work I am sure-but worth it. :)
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
Since the public school kids help make some of her adornments, I bet the whole town had fun building her.
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• Lenox, Georgia
13 Jan
@Corbin5 Oh that's really neat that everyone helped.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
13 Jan
@LovingMyBabies I think so too.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
I'm trying to imagine how they got that cap on her head. I wonder if they had to use a firetruck with it's ladder and such to do all of that. And, all that water, I'll bet it's a really green area in the summer
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
Oh yes, I am sure the firetruck helped out along with some heavy equipment to gather the snow. A jeweler in town made the snowflake on her necklace.
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@rebelann (44581)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jan
I wonder what they did with the necklace @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
@rebelann Not sure, but I hope they are saving it to use on world-record snowwoman #2.
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@LeaPea2417 (23561)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jan
Wow, how cool, I never knew that!
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
She is a beauty. A shame she melted away.
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@LeaPea2417 (23561)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jan
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@andriaperry (67146)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Jan
I would have never thought.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
She is one impressive snowwoman, for sure.
@GardenGerty (106612)
• United States
12 Jan
I want to know how they weighed her.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
I suppose each load of snow that was used to make her was weighted before it was used, and then, all weights were added to come to determine the final weight. Guinness World Records requires information like that.
@Courtlynn (56770)
• United States
12 Jan
Holy wow! Thats awesome!
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
She is a real beauty with those eyelashes!!
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@TRBRocks420 (88662)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan
Wow that's awesome would love to see it in person.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
I would have loved to have seen it too. She melted away, so she is gone. Oh well, hope they try and beat Olympia's record in the future.
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@BelleStarr (40744)
• United States
11 Jan
Wow, I've been to Bethel Maine we rented a cottage there one summer but never been in the winter. That is an impressive snowwoman.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
She is a big girl, for sure!
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@JohnRoberts (69946)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jan
Good thing it wasn't a horror movie because can you imagine that big boy coming to life?
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
A gigantic snowwomen would scare the daylights out of anyone if it came to life.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
I would love to have seen Olympia, in person!(?) She's one gorgeous snowwoman, that any snowman would be very pleased to know!
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
I do believe she is the best-looking snowwoman around.
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@kobesbuddy (61384)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jan
@Corbin5 Darn it, we don't have enough snow to make a snowwoman! lol
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
13 Jan
@kobesbuddy We don't either!
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
11 Jan
Thats pretty cool looking, what a great way to use tires and such for those items. Her nose looks like a giant orange traffic cone!!
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
Kids from local schools helped make a lot of her parts. I bet they had fun doing that.
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@cintol (9277)
• United States
12 Jan
@Corbin5 I bet they loved helping out and painting and such. What a fun project
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• Anchorage, Alaska
12 Jan
@Corbin5 that gigantic snowman / snow woman, did your kids work on that at their school as a project where you live?
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@MALUSE (46987)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jan
I wonder what kind of machinery was used to build this snowwoman. No scaffold could be erected which touched the thingy. It would have crumbled. It must have been free-standing and then getting closer to it, the higher they got because it's thinner at the top than at the bottom.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
11 Jan
I think the fire department had their truck and ladder on the site to help with reaching the high parts. I also think that snow plows helped gather snow and plop it where it was needed. School children helped to create her hat, scarf and her nose.
@MALUSE (46987)
• Uzbekistan
11 Jan
@Corbin5 I find the spruce arms especially funny.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
@MALUSE Me too!! Those make her look like she is striking the most perfect pose.
@just4him (136626)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
Now that's one tall snow woman.
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
She looks quite glamorous to me.
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@just4him (136626)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan
@Corbin5 Yes, she does, especially with that touch of bling around her neck.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
Talk about Big Women lol
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
Yes, she is a plus-size snowwoman.
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@Courage7 (26413)
• United States
12 Jan
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@resukill22 (7356)
• Philippines
12 Jan
Wow, how they do that?
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@Corbin5 (127019)
• United States
12 Jan
I am sure that front-loading equipment delivered and dumped the snow in the place indicated and the ladders on firetrucks helped out too.
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• Philippines
13 Jan
@Corbin5 oh I think so
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