Behind our collective fascination with the oversized there's bound to be some psychological phenomenon or misfiring neuron which explains why in some people the drive to construct monuments that will (in some cases) stand the test of time and befuddle the heck out of future generations is inescapable. But the much more important question: Why do we continue to encourage these people?
We don't have answer. Just a fun question to ponder. On an unrelated note, the world's largest hockey stick and puck have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
A display in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto completes the hat trick for Duncan's World's Largest Hockey Stick and Puck.
"This is indeed a historic day,'' said Dick Drew, who made the official announcement Monday night prior to the Cowichan Valley Capitals' B.C. Hockey League playoff game against the Surrey Eagles at Cowichan Arena.
The Duncan landmark was previously recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and also has a display in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
But inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame truly elevates its status.
"Our icon, your hockey stick and puck, will join the greatest hockey players in the world and the largest collection of hockey memorabilia,'' raved Drew.
Another fun thing to ponder:
"The World's Largest Ball of Twine is a highly disputed title, and can be a sore spot with people depending on which one they believe in. Suprisingly, there are four - I'll post a ball of twine rant at some point... This one is the Largest Built by One Man, not to be confused by the World's Largest that Keeps on Growing , or the World's Largest Made Outta Plastic Twine, or the World's Largest that is Shaped More Like a Potato than a Ball."
So many questions left unanswered. Foremost among those: When can we expect a fifth?