Video: Big things in a tiny town - would you like to try out the world's largest rocking chair?

Video: Big things in a tiny town - would you like to try out the world's largest rocking chair?

Published 12 October 2016
 
The little town of Casey in Illinois, USA is home to some of the largest items in the world, thanks to 61-year-old businessman Jim Bolin... but which of these inventions is the most amazing?
 

Largest mailbox

 
In October 2015, Jim and his team unveiled the world’s Largest mailbox measuring a whopping 162.63 m³ (5,743.41 ft³)!
 
This giant copy of a traditionally US mailbox includes a built-in stairway so that visitors can climb up to the box - if they're not afraid of heights!
 
Largest mailbox

 

Largest clogs

 
Traditional wooden shoes originated in the Netherlands, but the Largest clogs reside in Jim’s home town.
 
He created clogs measuring 11 ft 5 in (3.5 m) long, 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m) wide and 4 ft 10 in (1.48 m) tall.
 
Largest clogs

 

Largest golf tee

 
One of Jim’s earliest creations was the Largest golf tee, based on the normal-sized version used at Casey Country Club.
 
The ginormous golf tee stands a towering 30 ft 9 in (9.37 m) tall.
 
Jim and his staff at Bolin Enterprises, Inc. made the tee from yellow pine boards glued together into a large block, and shaped it with chainsaws.
 
Largest golf tee

 

Largest pitchfork

 
The world's Largest pitchfork measures 8 ft 4 in (2.56 m) wide and 61 ft 2 in (18.64 m) long.
 
That’s more than 12 times longer than a conventional pitchfork, or about the same as the length of a bowling alley!
 
Largest pitchfork 
 

Largest rocking chair

 
A massive wood-and-steel rocking chair, 56 ft 1 in (17.09 m) tall and 32 ft 9 in (9.99 m) wide, brought Jim Bolin, his team and his town another world record.
 
Largest rocking chair

 
Besides from these, Jim has also led the creation of the Largest knitting needles (13 ft long, or 3.98 m), the Largest crochet hook (6 ft 1.5 in long, or 1.86 m) and the Largest wind chime (42 ft long, or 12.8 m).
 
Largest wind chime

 
Speaking to Guinness World Records, Jim said: "The world records is just changed our town tremendously."
 
These incredible creations appear in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book alongside thousands of other amazing records.
 
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