A Part of Minnesota You Probably Don’t Know About – Part 2
This is the second in an occasional series where I show you cool stuff around Minnesota...stuff you may not know about. Today, just about two and a half hours from Rochester, it's the Biggest Ball of Twine Made by One Man!
Danielle, from Idaho, and I were traveling from Fargo, ND to Rochester, MN,, and went thru Willmar to get there. You know what's between Rochester and Willmar?
Darwin, MN! Home of the world's largest ball of twine made by one man...and about 276 other people.
According to Wikipedia...
Darwin, Minnesota, is the home of a ball of baler twine rolled by Francis A. Johnson. It is 12 feet (3.7 m) in diameter and weighs 17,400 pounds (7,900 kg). Johnson began rolling the twine in March 1950, and wrapped four hours every day for 29 years.
It's one of my favorite tourist attractions. Partially because it's kinda silly, but also because it's so unusual. And the museum, right behind the twine ball, is great!
Looking at the BoT, I was inspired to think deep thoughts. Super deep. And this is how I look when that happens.
Plus, Weird Al wrote a song about it!