Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Canadians Hope To Set Record With Frigid Fort

ANOLA, Canada (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A bunch of crafty, cold Canadians are looking to shovel their way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Eight residents of the tiny town of Anola, Canada, have built an 800-square-foot, completely enclosed snow fort called the Anola Quinzee.

According to builder Trish McLeod, the quinzee – which is the size of a three-car garage – began as “a way to get us off the couch and away from the TV,” but after being fitted with couches, a stereo, a bar, and even a wood stove, the cool snow structure has become the town’s hot hangout.

McLeod says, “It’s the place to meet on the weekends for sure. It’s negative 40 degrees right now, so nobody’s slept here, but we’ve fit 80 to 100 people in and partied all night!”

But it’s more than just a party pad – the Guinness Book of World Records has opened up a new category – “Largest Quinzee” – and McLeod believes she’s guaranteed to win.

She adds, “Although I’m hoping they give us the award before it melts!”

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