A Missouri city has unveiled a Christmas stocking it hopes will make the cut for the world’s largest.
Sedalia’s red-and-white stocking was officially measured Tuesday as 177 feet (53.95 meters) tall for entry to Guinness World Records, the Sedalia Democrat reported . The city is trying to beat a record set by the Italian city of Carrara in 2011.
The Missouri city’s stocking is almost 10 feet (3.05 meters) longer. It’s so large that with a few more inches, it would not have fit in the Missouri State Fair arena, where it was unveiled. It’s 72 feet (21.34 meters) wide and weighs a whopping 820 pounds (371.95 kilograms).
It’s so tall that Sedalia doesn’t have a building that’s high enough to hang it from, Mayor Stephen Galliher said.
Sedalia radio show host Charlie Thomas came up with the idea