Oregonian Steve Milton, maker of giant rubber band balls, is being sponsored by OfficeMax. He'll unveil the world's largest rubber band ball on November 21. I wonder how much he is being paid?
OfficeMax is transporting the World's Largest Rubber Band Ball in early-November from the Eugene, Oregon garage of creator Steve Milton to downtown Chicago for its official November 21, 11:00 a.m. weigh-in ceremony at State Street and Jackson with Guinness World Records official Sarah Wagner. Experts predict the OfficeMax-sponsored rubber band ball – created by Milton with help from his 6-year-old son, Bryce – will break the earlier world record of 3,120 pounds, set by John Bain of Wilmington, Del. The 26-year-old Milton, who started his ball in November 2005 with a number of small OfficeMax rubber bands, says the ball now contains 175,000 individual rubber bands. The rubber ball stands 5 ½ feet-high and has a circumference of 19 feet.