Thirteen Million Pounds of Snow
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.
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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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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.