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Kanawha now home to world’s largest paper snowflake

This news story was published on December 18, 2012.
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Christa Faye Hanson and her snowflake

Kanawha, Home of the Worldʼs Largest Paper Snowflake –

Guinness World Records recently verified Christa Faye Hanson’s paper snowflake record.  The record was set on September 3, at the 2012 Kanawha Labor Day Festival.

Hanson created an enormous 14′ 6″ paper snowflake in a little under forty-five minutes in front of a cheering crowd at the Kanawha City Hall.

Guinness required that the large paper snowflake had to be a perfect scaled-up replica of the small paper snowflake which was sent to them with other verification evidence.

“Considering the average paper snowflake is only 8 1/2 inches wide, producing one that was over 14 feet wide was both a logistical and a mathematical challenge,” Hanson said. Hanson quipped that she fell in love with the metric system, as working with fractions would have been a nightmare.

The next challenge is to figure out how and where to permanently display the snowflake outside so that visitors can have their picture taken next to the largest paper snowflake in the world.

Watch a four minute video of the world record event:


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