Saturday, November 27, 2010

Boy Finds Giant Maple Leaf, Stirs Controversy

The Weather Channel recently reported that a 9-year-old Canadian boy just became a Guinness World Record holder for finding the world's largest maple leaf. Just how large was this leaf? As big as a dinner plate - about a square foot in size.

But as Canada's CTV News reported:
All the attention has one possible downside. "People are jealous at school," [the boy] confided, and they're trying to find bigger leaves.
In fact, a ten-year-old Canadian girl is now challenging the record and two other families say their leaves are larger yet.

When will the controversy end? Maybe when *you* find the world's largest maple leaf!

Photo credit: Suvodeb Banerjee, via flickr // CC BY 2.0

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