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Seattleites vie for world’s largest snowball fight

More than 162,000 pounds of ‘donated’ snow will be trucked from the mountains.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Jan 7, 2013 7:59PM

Crazy or awesome? A group of Seattle professionals is taking winter fun to the extreme with plans to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest snowball fight, reports KPLU.org. The record is currently held by the city of Taebaek City in the Republic of Korea.

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There’s one small logistical issue: They’re holding this flake-filled showdown in a place where it typically doesn’t snow – Seattle Center. To work around this weather-related detail, organizer Neil Bergquist plans to truck in more than 162,000 pounds of ‘donated’ snow from mountain landowners.

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“There will be front loaders loading up the trucks and we’ll have an assembly line. Dump trucks will be coming in, one every ten minutes for about five hours,” Bergquist was quoted. He estimates that 30 dump trucks should be sufficient.

Think you have the snowball-throwing skills it takes to break a world record? Bergquist hopes to recruit roughly 6,000 adult participants for the Saturday, January 12th snowball fight. The event will be overseen by an official Guinness judge and benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. And yes, goggles will be provided.

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