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Tower of Flame

Welcome to Alesund, home of the World's Biggest Bonfire. (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by endotoxin on Jun 29, 2016 - 9 comments

Vurig Nieuw Jaar!

Last New Year's vreugdevuur in Duindorp, Holland, broke the world record of the biggest bonfire in the world. Building it was no small undertaking, after which it was burned down at midnight on New Years Eve. This year, the battle of the bonfires that has been raging for years between the neighbouring beaches of Duindorp and Scheveningen is reaching fever pitch. Scheveningen is doing their damnedest to build an even bigger towering inferno. You can follow the construction (and destruction at midnight local time, UTC/GMT +1) live on webcam: The next day, everyone goes for a sausage sponsored swim in the freezing cold North Sea.
posted by sively on Dec 31, 2015 - 15 comments

Summer solstice is right around the corner

In 2010 the annual midsummer bonfire in Ålesund, Norway broke world's records. For more than 3 months, the youngsters built a 40 meter tall structure, and then burnt it down. More here. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jan 3, 2013 - 21 comments

It's all their fault. But what can we do about it!

After possibly inspiring Nathan Barley with his Shoreditch Tw*t magazine, editing a semi-iconic lifestyle mag and then burning all his worldly branded goods, Neil Boorman has turned his brain to Baby Boomers and their relation to the current woes of the world. There's a website too...
posted by debord on Apr 1, 2010 - 17 comments

And from the "No Shit, Sherlock!" file

And from the "No Shit, Sherlock!" file comes today's entry:

Inadequate wiring of logs and weak oversight of the building of a "complex and dangerous structure" were factors to blame for the deadly bonfire collapse at Texas A&M University last fall, an investigation commission said Tuesday.

Funny, I thought space aliens had done it, working with Elvis and Bigfoot.
posted by Steven Den Beste on May 3, 2000 - 3 comments

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