Thursday, January 31, 2008
Ortonville Minnesota, Home of Hobo Soup
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
One goes off today, one will be off next week - please, forward any other opportunities to us if you think they apply!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Things You Didn't Know
I LOVE writing Weekly Whats Large Where, as there are so many other things I discover along the way! This image was on a blog, with no story attached. Road Trip time!
Members! We've got Members! We've got lots of different kinds of wonderful Members!
-EN, Director, WLT Inc.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
From the Email Inbox: potato chip
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:39 AM
Subject: potato chip
Do you know the record size for natural potato chip found in a bag?
Re: potato chip
I'm sorry, but I'm not having any luck finding a record for you - the Guinness World Record site is coming up with nada, as is their print book...
The largest Potato Chip (not found in a bag) is recorded as a Pringles chip, housed at the Potato Expo in Blackfoot Idaho. "The world's largest potato chip (on exhibit at the Potato Expo) was produced by the Pringle's Company in Jackson, TN, in 1990. It measures 23" x 14.5".
But, it's more of a 'crisp' than a 'chip', made from a potato slurry and formed on a sheet, so not really in the same class as you describe
I'll keep looking, and will let you know if I find anything from 'in a bag' chips...
Thanks for asking
-Erika, Director, World's Largest Things, Inc
Re: Re: potato chip
Thank you very much for the time and help!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
LOTS of New and Renewing Members!
-Erika, Director, WLT Inc.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Starting on February's Weekly Whats Large Where
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Possible speaking engagement, Stockton KS
Monday, January 21, 2008
KU Alumni Magazine interview
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Worlds Largest in Hill City
Another in the series of Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau talks...
Friday, January 18, 2008
Back to Biz
Just scheduled a "Scout" vehicle appearance at a Funky Art festival, promoting a tiny town of 400. More details once all the ducks are in a row.
Monday will bring a phone interview with an Alumni magazine, for a profile on 'successful' graduates from the University of Kansas.
Stopped by the Kansas Humanities Council on the way back to Lucas yesterday, and got to meet the lady who coordinates the Speakers Bureau engagements.
Working on tomorrows presentation in Hill City KS (another Humanities Council booking!) about World's Largest Things.
And, best of all, a flood of new and renewing memberships in the mail - I believe we've broken the 90 mark!
Thanks again for everyones support, and keep the Big Ideas flowing.
-Erika Nelson, director.
From the Email Inbox: World's Largest Wagon questions
From: Worlds Largest Things [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 1:41 PM
To: Media Relations
Subject: World's Largest Wagon questions
Hello - I'm the director of World's Largest Things, Inc., and have a few questions about your World's Largest Wagon.
Is it on display to the public in a permanent location? Where is its 'home base'? Does it travel to special events? When was it created?
Thank you - I'd like to add this to the list of What's Large Where, if it is open for the public to view at a specific location.
-Erika Nelson, Director
World's Largest Things, Inc.
I am not sure if anyone responded to your questions on the world's largest wagon.
If someone did, you can disregard this message, if not, here is the information you were looking for:
The wagon is always displayed in the front of our office building.
The home base is Radio Flyer HQ, in Chicago, IL.
The only place the wagon travels is to the New York Toy Fair when Radio Flyer has a booth there.
The wagon was created in 1997 to celebrate Radio Flyer's 80th anniversary.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Radio Flyer Inc.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Arts Commission Roster online
The Kansas Arts Commission has now posted the Arts on Tour Roster, with Erika and World's Largest Things included. Communities can apply for 40% of the cost of the project, up to $7500.
Details in the Hire Us section of World's Largest Things dot com.
Woo Hoo! I see big things ahead...
Sunday, January 13, 2008
From the Email Inbox: Worlds largest book, La Jolla CA
I just stumbled upon your wonderful site, looking for a little joke to cheer up an under the weather friend. I found what I needed, and then stayed to look through your offerings.
I was infinitely AMUSED AND AMAZED! You've done a great job, Erica!
May I contribute one little thing? I happen to have a photo of the WORLDS LARGEST BOOK, and it is here in La Jolla (not in "Liberal" as noted on the site)
I have this information because my daughter, Brittany, started a little non-profit charitable foundation to encourage children to place books into their classroom libraries. (www.BrittanyTurner.org)
For a publicity stunt, to publicize the good work her foundation was doing, she had her picture taken, with many of the donated books, in front of this, the world's largest book.
I have attached the photo for you, and you have our permission to include it on your website. It is in the La Jolla public Library on Draper street. If you want the title you can call them. Their website is:
If you look closely at the two attched photos you can see the gloved hands of the Librarians holding the page open. It is no longer displayed standing up, to preserve it better.
Thanks, and keep up the great work!
From the Email Inbox: World's Largest Penny
I want to thank you for your website.
Almost 30 years ago, my first wife and I stumbled upon the World's Largest Penny during a driving trip on our honeymoon. If I remember it correctly, it stood in or near the playground of an elementary school, and I imagined it as perhaps a school project from long-ago. It struck me as a combination of kitch and something deeper and more heartwarming...a reaching for greatness in a tiny, unknown and unsung Northern Wisconsin town.
I never knew the real story until I read it on your site. It does indeed make my eyes mist up. Somewhere I still have a picture my wife and I took of us goofing in front of the penny....just a couple of kids from Wisconsin having fun.
Best, MS, Franklin Films
Saturday, January 12, 2008
NEW Souvenir Stand online!
Looks like its up and running, the NEW World's Largest Things Souvenir Stand. Enjoy! And, let me know if there are broken bits...
-RW, Web Wonder
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
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-Erika, Director, WLT Inc.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
World's Largest Truckstop
Saturday, January 5, 2008
On Ebay: W.L. Rag Doll
Friday, January 4, 2008
From the Email Inbox: Radio Flyer
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
From the Email Inbox: Largest swimming pool
From the Email Inbox: Another one to add...
From the Email Inbox: World's largest penny
Tuesday, January 1, 2008