The world’s biggest bonfire ever constructed (10 HQ Photos & Video)

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  • Murica

    Those towers free falled.
    Inside job yo!
    Slinningsbålet 2010, neva forget!

  • Iggy Catalpa

    Spoilsport alert: That whole thing just looks like an accident waiting to happen. I can almost see the headlines now: "Students Die In Collapsing Bonfire, followed by KICKIN' barbecue"

  • B-to-the-H

    #5 – Gondor calls for aid!

    • Rich

      and Rohan will answer!

  • Eli Younan

    who sanctioned this death trap..

  • Rafael_RS

    and here I am really happy that I've built a 4,5mts (15 feet) tall bonfire last Christmass ….. :(
    going to call one of those people to help me next time

  • Canucks_Rule

    #6 – umm, what if it fell towards them?

  • animal

    Thats pretty neat

  • chris

    biggest bonfire in the world….. stand right next to it with no where to run as it burns…

  • badfish

    I normally hate anyone who says this, but… Burn it…Burn it with fire?

  • freddy boy

    #4 Every employee of OSHA just had a heart attack. And as far as this being the biggest bonfire ever, check out the word "Persepolis". Now THAT was a big bonfire.

  • Jdog

    Starting fire at the top is stupid. If it was started at the bottom would have been a huge flame.

  • Marchetti

    Never forget…

  • Visitohr

    What defines bonfire then?
    Here in Holland we have 'bonfires' of 150 ft….

  • Verbal_Kint

    Whoever lit that thing obviously wasn't a boy scout.

  • Macro

    Biggest "ever"? I highly doubt that.

    • E Slinning

      It is. Highest built by humans. No help from cranes. This is a really old tradition in Norway. The only place it is built like this, by young people is in Aalesund, Hessa.
      The height trend to be between 20 – 40 metres. Got a bit higher this year though.
      Best tradition ever! Hope it continues for many years to come.

  • peter

    Guess you haven't been to burning man

    • Ken

      I was waiting for a post on this… There must be stats somewhere to compare…

  • Nolan

    How did it beat the holocaust?…

  • chvrs r rtrds

    Nice headline fucktard

  • Guested

    Typical Scandahoovian – build it yourself, looks great, relatively cheap, but doesn't last. Done like this anywhere else, 96 people would have died when it fell over.
    Good job, Norway.

  • SUPer4Life

    #5 "And Rohan will answer!!"

  • DannoTheManno88

    Not as big as London. Not as big as Washington DC. Not the biggest bonfire.

  • UT Guest

    Texas A&M can suck it!

  • thknutsen

    How cool. I'm from Ålesund. KCCO!!

  • Norwegian

    KCCO from Norway!!

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