Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas World Record

Once again, the holiday season has arrived. In Rockefeller Center, the 64-foot tree was lit by thousands of lights, creating a glimmering wonder for all to admire. Sure that is a ton of lights, but it is nothing close to a world record.

In Australia, one family has set a new Guinness World Record for the most lights on a residential property by decorating their house with over half a million lights this season. Stretched out, that is over 31 miles of lights. The display uses about $2,291 worth of electricity each month to stay lit and is covered by a local renewable energy company to maintain the holiday cheer.

Volunteeers from SIDS and Kids ACT helped set up the spectacular display, a charity that works to reduce sudden and unexpected deaths in children. The Richards family uses their light show to raise money for this organization and reported more than $70,000 in donations thus far.

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