Tuesday, March 06, 2007

North Dakota Goes For The Record

Photo credit: Will Kincaid, AP

The AP reported March 3, 2007 (as near as I can tell), that Bismark, North Dakota, is trying to reclaim its record.

More than 8,900 people flapped their arms and legs on the state Capitol grounds Saturday in an attempt to reclaim the record, which was snatched away about a year ago in Michigan.

The Guinness Book of Records still must confirm the number. The snow angel category was created in 2002 when 1,791 people made snow angels on the Capitol grounds in North Dakota.

Among the thousands of people frantically flapping in the snow Saturday in an attempt to set the record for the most snow angels ever made were parents, children, even snowplow drivers.

And then there was Pauline Jaeger — who on her 99th birthday, was making her very first angel.

"It's fun," Jaeger said. "I feel just like a kid."
Edna Arvidson, 84, of Bismarck, said she participated in the city's record-setting event in 2002.

"It's fun and puts us on the map," Arvidson said. "People think there's nothing going on up here."

Yep. People think that.

But let's hope for the sake of the folks of the happening place, Bismark, that justice will prevail with the Guinness confirmation team.

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