Steve Milton, through concentration and perseverance, has created a 3,300-pound ball comprised of rubber bands. His creation measures almost 5 feet tall and takes up half his two-car garage. Though it’s not official, the 26-year-old Eugene man believes he has broken the record for the heaviest such ball, eclipsing John Bain’s mark of 3,120 pounds. The Wilmington, Del., man’s record has stood for eight years.
Milton has posted updates of his ball’s growing girth on his MySpace page. He’s also uploaded videos of the ball crushing things, such as using a forklift to drop the ball on an old van.
“It was awesome,” Milton told The Register-Guard newspaper. “It completely flattened the roof and blew the doors off.”
It’s only in the United States, where people actually have time, not only to think of doing something like this, but to actually do it. Congrats to Steve for making the ball, but I think he needs to take up golf, or bowling, or something.
Though I have to admit, watching that van get crushed would’ve been pretty cool to see.