Frosty may be the most popular snowman all over the world but he’s not the biggest one ever made. Frosty would in fact cower in shame when placed right beside what is considered as the biggest snowman in the world.
Angus: The Biggest Snowman Ever Made
The biggest snowman ever made was known by the name Angus. He stood about one hundred thirteen feet and seven inches high and weighed a whopping nine million pounds!
He was built back in 1999 in the town of Bethel in Maine.
Angus is so big that they had to use 2 wreaths of about four feet each in size for his eyes alone. For his nose, he needed chicken wires that measure approximately six feet; his mouth was made of car tires – six in all – and his buttons also required three car tires.
His arms? They were each made from trees, two trees, one for each arm, that each measured at least ten feet high!
He had the customary hat and scarf as well. His hat was made of fleece and was twenty feet high while his scarf, also made of fleece; measured one hundred and twenty feet.
He was recorded to have melted on the 10th of June of the same year.
Local students helped in making Angus’ hat and nose.
Frosty the Snowman
Now, Angus may have been the tallest snowman ever made but he still could not surpass Frosty’s popularity. Frosty is a well-loved snowman most popular during the holiday season.
Frosty actually originated from a song composed by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, and was 1st sang by Gene Autry back in the ‘50s. Incidentally, Gene Autry also popularized another Christmas favorite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Frosty the Snowman as portrayed, in the song, magically comes to life after kids found a hat and placed it on his head. He goes on to have a great time with them playing and frolicking in the snow.
But by the end of the day, he had to say goodbye – an allusion perhaps to him melting away. He does say that he’ll come back another day to appease the kids who were saddened by his departure.
From Gene Autry’s original rendition, a lot of other artists have recorded their own covers of the song including such greats as Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.
There has also been a book published about Frosty the Snowman and several films with Frosty as either the main character or playing a part in the movie.