Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stuff that Weighs More than Me: Singing In the Rain Group

The autumn rains have arrived in LA and I think it's fair to say that I have rain on the brain.  So in my ongoing search for stuff that weighs more than me,  I found this little gem--the world's largest umbrella dance group.  This large crew of folks in Bath (giggle) Somerset England all came out in the rain to dance to "Singin' in the Rain".  Apparently the group prepared for over six months before their big debut at the Bath International Dance Festival.  It looks like so much fun!  Check out the video below:

While it's difficult to determine EXACTLY how much this group weighs, we do know that we are talking about over 200 dancers complete with raincoats and umbrellas.  Here's the stats:

Dancers: 234
Estimated weight: Over one metric ton

Conclusion: The world's largest umbrella dance troupe weighs more than me.  (Oh and, doot doodle doo, doo, doo, doot doodle doodle doo....)

P.S. If you'd like to hear a little more about my own tromping around in the rain, check out my recent post on The Fat Chick Sings over HERE!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stuff that Weighs More than Me: SWAK

Okay, the whole Maura Kelly blog kiss kerfluffle finally got me off my (proverbial) butt and back to blogging.  And what else should I blog about but the world's largest (solid chocolate) kiss.  This bad boy, created by Hershey for the 100th anniversary of the Hershey's Kiss was awarded the World Record. 

It took 152 people 9 days to construct it.  Check out the video HERE.

This is one seriously BIG FAT KISS.  Check out the stats:

Height: 12 feet
Width: 10.5 feet wide at the base 
Covered in: 16,460 feet of foil. 
Weight:  30,540 pounds*

Conclusion:  The world's biggest chocolate kiss weighs more than me.
Interested in hearing more about the whole kiss controversy?  Click HERE to learn more on Fat Chick Sings.

* It would have taken 2,901,3000 regular kisses to make the world's biggest kiss.