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Seattle sets record for world’s largest snowball fight (video)

Jan 15, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

Brad Bambusch cocks back to hurtle a powdery projectile during an official attempt to break the Guinness World Records for the world's largest snowball fight in Seattle Washington Reuters

The Seahawks’ season may be over, but Seattlites take heart: at least you were able to do this.

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More than 160,000 pounds of snow (it had to be trucked in) and 5,834 participants = the biggest snowball fight of all time, at least according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The old record? About 5,400 at a 2010 snowball fight in South Korea.

My favorite part:

For the official 90-second snowball fight, 130 judges watched for pacifists. Anyone not throwing snowballs was deducted from the total, organizer Neil Bergquist said Monday.

source: Reuters