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December 31, 2016

World's Largest Collection of World's Largest Objects

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It's in Casey, Illinois.

From Atlas Obscura:

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The otherwise unassuming town of Casey, Illinois is home to an outsized number of the world's largest things.

The odd collection of giant objects includes a rocking chair, wind chime, mailbox, golf tee, and pitchfork — all located downtown.

With chimes suspended 49 feet above the ground, the massive wind chime (located at 109 E Main St.) stands 55 feet tall and is a sight to behold.

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The longest of the five chimes is 42 feet long — nearly double that of the previous world record holder.

The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper.

On display across from the huge wind chime (at 100-198 E Main St.) is the world's largest rocking chair (top).

The chair, which was topped off on August 25, 2015, is 56.5 feet tall and weighs 46,200 pounds.

It beats the previous largest chair (42 feet, 1 inch tall) in Fanning, Missouri, which held the record for over seven years.

A supremely impressive construction effort, a massive mailbox (1-79 W Main St.) features a door that opens and closes by means of a cable winch.

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The world's largest golf tee was placed behind the clubhouse at the Casey Country Club (203 NE 13th St.) in 2013.

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The golf tee measures more than 30 feet from the ground to the top, with a head diameter of 6.26 feet and a shaft diameter of 2.1 feet, and is constructed with yellow pine boards held together by 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws.

The total structure weighs 6,659 pounds.

Things just keep getting bigger and bigger in Casey as the latest installment is a large pitchfork at Richard's Farm Restaurant (607 NE 13th St.).

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At 60 feet long and weighing 1,940 pounds, this creation is one of the new items in Casey vying for the Guinness World Record.

December 31, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Nightbulb

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"This double-walled battery-powered LED-illuminated hand blown glass sculpture

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is a playful homage to the familiar form of a lightbulb." 

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$59 (bulb included).

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