Friday, December 25, 2009

Snow business

.... like show business!

Yet more Christmas punsterism. Forgive me.

A few weeks ago, the students of the University of Wisconsin at Madison took advantage of a heavy fall of snow to have a massive snowball fight. They were hoping to get into the Guinness Book of Records - but, as it was all a bit impromptu, no Guiness representative was able to get there to verify the number of participants (must be a pretty tricky thing to do with an event of that kind, anyway!). Better luck next time! Apparently, they do this almost every year.

It seems, according to Wikipedia, that the official American record is still that set at Michigan Technological University nearly 4 years ago. However, a new - Guinness-recognised - world record was set on the 14th October this year by this monster snowball fight in the Belgian city of Leuven, with a tally of 5,768 participants (how do they count them??). They had snow that early this year in Europe????

I think this is an even better snow fight, though. Pity it's an ad for a really crappy beer; still pretty funny.

It doesn't look like we're going to have a White Christmas here in Beijing this year - but a man can dream.

Season's Greetings to all my readers!


The Nag said...

Happy Christmas from both of us. Hope your day wasn't too bad.

Froog said...

Same to you, Nags. Christmas wasn't at all bad, in the end.

Christmas Eve sucked donkey balls... so, there was nowhere to go but up.

JES said...

Glad to hear The Day erased some of The Eve's unpleasantness, which I read about over at the Barstool. And I thought I'd had a weird Christmas...

Belated best-Christmas wishes from this quarter, as well, but at least I'm plenty early to wish for you a wonderful 2010!

Froog said...

Thanks very much, JES. The same to you and The Missus.