The Guinness Book Now Holds a Record for the World's Largest Sticker Ball


From the world's largest baby crawling competition to the world’s longest baguette, there’s no shortage of offbeat achievements logged into the Guinness Book of World Records. According to the Denver Post, one of the latest oddities to enter the reference book is “Saul the sticker ball”—a 231.6-pound sphere that’s fashioned from 171,466 individual stickers.

Saul was created by Stickergiant, a company based in Hygiene, Colorado that makes—you guessed it—stickers for businesses nationwide. This past week, the giant ball was weighed in a ceremony at Wibby Brewing Company, a craft brewery in Longmont, Colorado.

Although Saul had no prior competitors, Guinness officials said it would have to tip the scales at 200 pounds to qualify for the record. To be considered a ball, it also had to be completely round. Stickergiant employees kept their prize novelty in shape by periodically rolling it around on the floor.

Saul joins the esteemed ranks of other massive spheres, like the World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas and the World's Largest Ball of Paint in Alexandria, Indiana. If you're a sucker for bizarre novelties, check out a video of Saul above. 

All images courtesy of YouTube.

[h/t Death and Taxes, Denver Post]