without a definite route

“people think there’s nothing going on up here.”

on February 19, 2007

this is maybe one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen. i’m quite intrigued by the competition. when did north dakota and michigan become arch-nemesises?

snow angels

more than 8,900 people frantically flapped their arms and legs in the snow last saturday in bismark north dakota (nodak) in an attempt to reclaim the record for the most snow angels ever made, which was snatched away a year ago in michigan.

pauline jaeger, who was celebrating her 99th birthday, said, “it’s fun. i feel just like a kid.”

the guiness book of records still has to confirm the number. the snow angel category was created in bismark in 2002 by 1,791 people. a curator of education for the state historical society of nodak said 8,910 people registered for the attempt to break the record of 3,784 snow angels set last year by students at michigan technological university.

miles keeler, a city snowplow driver, took off work for about an hour to make snow angels with his wife and 13-year old daughter. keeler, 49, who is bearded and burly, said it had been decades since he had made a snow angel. afterwords, he said, he planned to plow bismark-area roads for 12-more hours.

mel schlittenhardt brought her three children, including her 5-month old daughter, who made a snow angel by being spun around in her car seat. “i think this is a great opportunity to show kids how fun winter can be in north dakota.”

edna arvidson, 84, said she participated in the city’s record-setting in 2002. “it’s fun and puts us on the map. people think there’s nothing going on up here.”

michigan is keeping a close eye on the record

quotes from the associated press


One response to ““people think there’s nothing going on up here.”

  1. Nana says:

    gee, i wanna make snow angels but i keep scrapping my elbows on the concrete and rocks. oh, and i’m getting pretty sweaty, too. maybe there should be an annual snow angel day?

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