Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Fire crews were called to the "World's Largest Stove" at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Saturday night after storms moved through the area.
"It's multigenerational. Objects like that help bind history."
A lightning strike may be to blame for the blaze, said Michael Herron, a Detroit Fire Department senior chief. Herron said reports indicate that "natural causes" were to blame for the fire.
The 15-ton replica was built by the Michigan Stove Co. Painted to look like metal, the stove stood on a platform at the exposition over an exhibit of regular stoves. It formerly was located near Belle Isle, an island park in the Detroit River.
The stove was later restored and moved to the fairgrounds.
It's unclear whether the stove would be rebuilt. The Michigan State Fair was shut down in 2009 by state funding cuts.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011
She calls her mobile museum The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things.
But this year she may not be able to travel far. Kansas, which has one of the country's smallest state arts budgets, has decided to shrink it even further, to zero.
"I think it's a sad day for Kansas," said Ms. Nelson who lost a $2,000 state grant that had helped underwrite her van's trips to colleges and county fairs.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas has answered this question loud and clear. In May, he vetoed the legislature's $689,000 appropriation for the state arts commission, thus eliminating the state's funding for culture in one fell swoop.
Read the rest of the story on the NYT Arts Beat blog: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/as-states-struggle-how-much-for-the-arts/
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Nut will be the 'world's largest.'
By Claire Cardona
SEGUIN— It took a while, but this city is back on top.
This Fourth of July, the city of about 25,000 people will reclaim its long-held title as the site of the world's largest pecan, showcasing a 2,300-pound nut measuring 16 feet long and 8 feet wide at its downtown parade.
While it's important to note the pecan is fake — made of tubing, chicken wire and fiberglass — residents are more interested in restoring a tradition that had been cracked away from them by a farm in Brunswick, Mo.
For a long time, Seguin had the biggest pecan in the country. But by the time Pape built an even bigger one in 2002 to replace the original world's largest pecan, which was constructed 40 years earlier in front of the Guadalupe County Courthouse, that claim had been lost.Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/community/article/Seguin-retaking-the-pecan-crown-1450043.php#ixzz1Qz8dWG00
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Texas WLTs, a set on Flickr.
Just back from Texas and Oklahoma, with GREAT WLT spotting on the way! Here's the Texas set, but check out the flickr photostream for more from Oklahoma, the Orange Show, and Art Car Weekend 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
SUNNYVALE, CA—The wonder in 8-year-old Hayley Dunbar's face as she stares out over what locals claim is the world's largest website makes it easy to understand why she and her father, Tom, drove all the way from Eugene, OR to see it.
"Wow, look at all of the links—I can't believe how huge it is!" squeals Hayley, whose family is among the 200,000 people ex-pected to make the trip out to California's Santa Clara Valley this year to catch a glimpse of the marvel. "How did they make a website so big, Daddy?"
Read the rest of the story from America's Finest News Source: http://www.theonion.com/articles/silicon-valley-town-pinning-tourism-hopes-on-world,20258/
Saturday, April 30, 2011
World's Largest Things, a set on Flickr.
...added Iowa's Largest Frying Pan (Brandon)and a few new shots of the World's Largest Strawberry (strawberry point) to the set - stop on by and peruse some of the WLT image archives!