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Putting Oman on the Map with…the World’s Largest Football?!?!

worlds largest football

You might (or might not!) have heard that Oman recently got placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s largest football (or soccer for you Canadians and others out there who refuse to get on the bandwagon of using the globally recognized name of “football” for the sport!).  Well it was hard not to hear about it here in Oman as many publications “bragged” about this grand achievement.  Some papers went so far as to say that with this event “history was re-written“….haha! Maybe for you.  One of the organizers was quoted as saying, “At last our dream has come true…”  Let’s not go overboard, y’all! :-) Anyway, we were driving by the Seeb Stadium and noticed the giant football and decided to stop and get a few pics.football in vivid color

Vivid color functiontoy camera effect

Toy Camera Effect – “”darkens image edges to create a distinctive feel”Miniature Effect football

Miniature Effect – Blurs top and bottom for a miniaturized effectkicking the ball

My sister in law is in town for a short visit. Here she is trying to kick the 750 kg ball with a diameter of 10.8 meters.  Good luck with that, Janice!naomi and aunties with football

Naomi and 2 of her aunties with the giant football at Seeb Sports Stadium

If you’re into giant footballs and are in the Muscat area, you might want to go to Seeb Sports Stadium to see Oman’s new “pride and joy”. :-)  It is scheduled to stay there till June, 2013 “to remind the nation that Oman made it into the Guinness Book of World Records“.