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Giant Gnome Appears In Iowa

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Iowa State’s Reiman Gardens is now home to what they say is one of the largest garden gnomes in the U.S.

Crews used a crane Friday morning to place the gnome in the garden and set his massive hat in place. The gnome is made from concrete and stands a whopping 15 feet tall and weighs in at more than 3,500 pounds.

 A quick Google check found another large gnome named Chomsky in upstate New York on the Kelder’s Farm. Chomsky is only 13 feet, 6 inches tall and stand in front of miniature golf course. Chomsky was believed to be the world’s largest gnome.

 Chomsky was officially inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007.

Reiman staff thought they’d have a record setting gnome, and it was when it was commissioned.

“We got about halfway thought this project and come to find out somebody in Poland had buildt one 2 feet taller than this one,” said Andy Kautza, gnome sculpture.

Kautza said it was too late in the process to alter the giant steel cage supporting the gnome’s massive features. It could have been a setback to the staff’s record-setting plans without a little creative marketing.

“Poland has a 18 foot one, but it’s made of fiberglass. So we have the world’s tallest concrete gnome,” said Teresa McLaughlin, of Reiman Gardens.

McLaughlin said the giant gnome is already getting a lot of attention, which is not surprising to Kautza who is used to stopping traffic when delivering his creations.

“People hanging out the window with their cell phone and their cameras and somebody will speed up and they’ll take one from the front and then they’ll slow down and they’ll take another,” said Kautza.

“There is some fun just putting your arms around him and getting your picture taken,” said McLaughlin.

The gnome will be officially unveiled on April 22. Crews used a crane Friday morning to place the gnome in the garden and set his massive hat in place. The gnome is made from concrete and stands a whopping 15 feet tall and weighs in at more than 3,500 pounds.

 A quick Google check found another large gnome named Chomsky in upstate New York on the Kelder’s Farm. Chomsky is only 13 feet, 6 inches tall and stand in front of miniature golf course. Chomsky was believed to be the world’s largest gnome.

 Chomsky was officially inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007.

 Reiman staff thought they’d have a record setting gnome, and it was when it was commissioned.

 “We got about halfway thought this project and come to find out somebody in Poland had buildt one 2 feet taller than this one,” said Andy Kautza, gnome sculpture.

 Kautza said it was too late in the process to alter the giant steel cage supporting the gnome’s massive features. It could have been a setback to the staff’s record-setting plans without a little creative marketing.

“Poland has a 18 foot one, but it’s made of fiberglass. So we have the world’s tallest concrete gnome,” said Teresa McLaughlin, of Reiman Gardens.

McLaughlin said the giant gnome is already getting a lot of attention, which is not surprising to Kautza who is used to stopping traffic when delivering his creations.

 “People hanging out the window with their cell phone and their cameras and somebody will speed up and they’ll take one from the front and then they’ll slow down and they’ll take another,” said Kautza.

“There is some fun just putting your arms around him and getting your picture taken,” said McLaughlin.

 The gnome will be officially unveiled on April 22.

See RAW Video of the Gnome: Giant Gnome Appears In Iowa

More pictures of the gnome 

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04/10/2010 at 10:55 am

Re-creating the Mona Lisa with hamburger grease [Amazing Video]

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This is truly amazing video of a guy “painting” the Mona Lisa using only burger grease. Wow! You’ve got to see this.

It is a part of an Arby’s ad campaign, but it is apparently legit with no doctoring.

Photo: Flikr user 10 Ninjas Steve

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03/14/2009 at 10:32 pm

Amazing Scene: Crash leaves dump truck standing on end [Video]

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This is something that you don’t see everyday. The driver wasn’t injured, it just made for an amazing scene.

Emergency crews in a ladder truck made a dramatic rescue Wednesday morning after a dump truck got stuck standing on its end with the driver inside.

The dump truck was left standing on its rear end with the driver suspended in the air inside the truck’s cab, officials said. The driver was pulled to safety by rescue crews in a ladder truck.

The truck remained vertical for about an hour after the driver’s rescue, and was leaning against a road sign. Officials said they had to assess the stability of the truck before moving it.

The driver was uninjured in the incident, but officials described him as “shaken up.”

Read more, watch the video and see more of these unbelievable pictures: Crash Leaves Dump Truck Standing On End

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03/08/2009 at 7:03 pm