World's Largest Ball Of Twine

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What started as farmer Frank Stoeber's storage scraps of sisal twine from 1953 has slowly expanded into a giant roadside sphere. When he turned it over to the town in 1961, over 1,600,000ft of twine had been rolled into a ball stretching 11ft in diameter. Now composed of nearly eight million feet (40ft in circumference), the nine ton ball is still a work in progress (and struggling to remain an actual ball). Add your own twine to the record-breaking ball at the annual Twine-a-thon in August.

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World's Largest Ball Of Twine

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What started as farmer Frank Stoeber's storage scraps of sisal twine from 1953 has slowly expanded into a giant roadside sphere. When he turned it over to the town in 1961, over 1,600,000ft of twine had been rolled into a ball stretching 11ft in diameter. Now composed of nearly eight million feet (40ft in circumference), the nine ton ball is still a work in progress (and struggling to remain an actual ball). Add your own twine to the record-breaking ball at the annual Twine-a-thon in August.