Rain City's snowball fight breaks world record

Published On: Jan 17 2013 02:44:05 AM HST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 02:48:15 AM HST
Snowball fight

Seattle is known for its heavy downpours and a handful of snow during the winter. But this week, the Rain City transformed a park into a winter dreamland to break a world record.

About 30 truckloads of snow were hauled inside the Seattle Center, with 5,384 snow-lovers ready to engage in the world's biggest snowball fight. Thousands of fist-sized snow bombs rained down onto the park as participants threw snowballs at each other.

Though strange to the winter game, the Seattleites snatched the Guinness World Record from South Korea, which only have 5,387 participants in 2010.

Seattle's artificial snow day also raised $50,000 that would benefit the Boys and Girls Club of King County. Many interested groups paid to construct snow forts, snow slides, and even toilets at the event.

Since posting, the video received more than 333,000 views on YouTube.


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