For those of you with burning curiosity, I present the World's Largest Ball of Twine weighting in at 17,554 pounds, with a 40 foot circumference.
Wait for it....wait for it..... turns out (with a little research - albeit very little) there are four world's largest balls of twine, and they are: Darwin, MN (One man) Sisal twine; Cawker City (community) also Sisal twine; Branson, Mo. (Plastic - made from performer parts - just kidding); and last but not least, WI (Potato shaped). See, I never should have told you I went to see the world's largest ball of twine. I knew it when I said it.
If you think like me (you poor soul) you will see an opening for yet another World's Largest Ball of Twine (any shape other than round and potato). The sign in front of the ball of twine in Cawker City says: Thrift plus patience equals success. Considering the amount of twine necessary to make a 40 foot ball of twine, I believe they could drop the word "thrift."
What does any of this have to do with writing? Nothing...absolutely nothing. Expect to see a large ball of twine in my next novel (trip write off). Not!