World's Largest Ball of Twine


Darwin, Minnesota

The World’s Largest Ball of Twine is a highly disputed title, and can be a sore spot with people depending on which one they believe in. Suprisingly, there are four – I’ll post a ball of twine rant at some point… This one is the Largest Built by One Man, not to be confused by the World’s Largest that   Keeps on Growing , or the World’s Largest Made Outta Plastic Twine, or the World’s Largest that is Shaped More Like a Potato than a Ball.

Fortunately, I believe in two of the four, and have a replica for those two, so I got to take a few meta-photos with the Darwin ball. I’ve posted the  Information Sheet here. There’s a gift shop right behind the ball, but my timing was off, but luck holds out… The antique mall up the street also had a full line of T-Shirts, hand-embroidered flags, bumper stickers, mugs, the whole nine yards. And, the city celebrates Twine Ball Days every year, approximately the first weekend in August.


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World's Largest Ball of Twine Stats
Completed 1979, 8.7 tons, 11’ high, 40’ around
Created by Francis A. Johnson


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