5,834 people. 30 truckloads of snow. 1 massive snowball fight.
On January 12, the liberal utopia of Seattle turned into an unlikely war zone. Men and women armed with frozen projectiles gathered at the center of the city and wreaked havoc, firing off shots at random well into the night. The purpose of the battle was to break the Guinness World Record for world’s largest snowball fight, which they did by a comfortable margin. (The previous record was set by the South Korean city of Taebaek. That battle involved 5,387 people.)
Luckily, videographer Devin Supertramp happened to be there with several cameras in tow. His footage of the event has so far received 300,000 hits, which is about one hit for every snowball thrown.