Friday, October 30, 2009

"Mine's Bigger"

The five-ton ball of rubber bands groaned and swayed as the crane lifted it from the driveway. A small frog hopped out from underneath.

“Let’s cross our fingers and hope we don’t see if it bounces,” said Edward Meyer, who bought the ball for an undisclosed sum for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Then he called to Joel Waul, the ball’s creator [pictured above]. “Pretty exciting, right?” Mr. Meyer said.

“Yeah,” said Mr. Waul, 28, the soft-spoken son of a surgical administrator and Jamaican musician. “Cool.”
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See also: Steinski on his books and the nature of collecting.

Photo Alan Diaz/AP via NYT

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