This Small Illinois Town Is Now Home to Eight Huge Guinness World Records

Posted by Chantel Delulio on September 12, 2016 at 3:40:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

Big Sculpture Bolin Illinois

In order to boost business in the small town of Casey, Illinois local Jim Bolin realized he needed to think big. Like, receiving eight Guinness World Records big. In order to attract tourists to the town of 2,700 people, Bolin started crafting oversized objects like a 56.5-foot tall rocking chair, a 33-foot-tall mailbox, and a 13-foot set of knitting needles—all of which have been officially sanctioned as the biggest in the world.

The project started when Bolin crafted a 56-foot-tall wind chime to attract business to his wife’s tea shop. After the idea proved to be successful he expanded the project from helping out one store to boosting the awareness of the whole town. Now, with citizens of the town donating material to these giant creations, the invigoration of Casey has truly become a community effort.

For more on this story visit the New York Daily News.

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Photo: KEVIN SCOTT RAMOS/GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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