From the people-who-have-way-too-much-free-time-on-their-hands department comes the amazing (*ahem*) story of a man and his dream of creating the World’s Largest Ball of Paint.
Imagine an ordinary baseball…Now imagine that same baseball with over 18,135 coats of paint on it. Getting the picture? Good, because that’s exactly what my wife, Glenda and I have done for the past 27 years. Now that ordinary baseball that once weighed less than one pound now weighs in right around 1,300 pounds!
That’s right, recently weighing in around 1,300 pounds with a circumference of 112” inches and still growing to this very day. This ball is truly remarkable with over 18,135 coats of paint on it!
What’s truly remarkable is how anytime I start to think I’m getting too close to the “loony fringe” in terms of my interests all I have to do is hop on the Internet and do a little searching and I can find people who make me seem almost completely normal. Mike sure is proud of his ball, though, so the next time you’re in Alexandria, Indiana you should make a point of stopping by and asking him to haul his ball out so you can get a good look at it.