The freezing northern city of Harbin is building what organizers say is
the world's largest Santa ice carving. The giant Father Christmas,
160 metres long and 24 metres high. It centres on an enormous face of Father Christmas, complete with flowing
beard and hat.
Its huge size and unseasonably warm temperatures have made the job
especially challenging, Tang Guangjun, one of the sculptors, informed Will
and Guy. 'It is even bigger and higher than last year's, and more difficult. The weather swings between warm and cold, so it becomes very wet and
slippery on the ice. It is very dangerous for us,' he said.
Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, China is one of the
country's coldest places. Winter temperatures can drop to below -35 C. Every
year the city plays host to a world-renowned ice festival. But the effects
of global warming are taking a toll as the snow and ice now melt more
rapidly than in the past. Organizers reported that they had to artificially
make snow for their Santa Claus sculpture.
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We know a farmer who grows snowballs just outside Tinseltown, Vancouver, Canada.
They are a difficult crop to grow and amazingly, the snow balls are ready for harvesting every year on April the first. The farmer is working on a variety of snow balls that he can grow in December so that they are
ready for Christmas, unfortunately he cannot get the fairies to plant them at the right time, would you believe they are complaining that Christmas time is too cold to work.
This pure gold
statue of Father Christmas weights 20 kilos, Santa even has 10 gold coins in his belt. It was created by Ginza Tanaka and is offered on sale for 200 million yen ($1.8 million). Tanaka's company took 3 months to
fashion the statue. Rumour has it that he created 2 or even 3 of these pure gold Santas. It is difficult to judge its size from the picture, but
Santa stands about 40 centimetres, those lucky enough to live in
Tokyo can see the statue in the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka.
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