Friday, April 9, 2010

The Giant Gnome In An Iowa Garden

Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens is now home to what officials called one of the largest garden gnomes in the U.S., Des Moines TV station KCCI reported.

Crews used a crane Friday morning to place the gnome in the garden and set his massive hat in place. The gnome is made from concrete and stands a whopping 15 feet tall.

A quick Google check found another large gnome named Chomsky on the Kelder's Farm in upstate New York. Chomsky is 13 feet, 6 inches tall and stands in front of miniature golf course. Chomsky was inducted into the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the world's tallest garden gnome in 2007, according to the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record.

Iowa State's gnome will be officially unveiled on April 22.

KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa.

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