Nearly 2,500 Swedes Form Giant Human Facebook Like on IceBy: Josh Wolford - March 18, 2013
Ever wondered what nearly 2,500 people standing on a frozen lake in the shape of a Facebook “like” looks like? Of course you have.
Well, wonder no more. In an attempt to set a world record, 2.493 residents of Luleå, Sweden gathered atop a frozen lake in the shape of a giant Facebook thumbs up.
The Luleå residents were actually attempting to set the Guinness World Record for “biggest human hand on ice” – the Guinness record itself makes no mention of that hand needing to mimic a Facebook like.
That was simply the idea of the town, whose residents have a strong tie with Facebook. The company recently opened a huge data center in Luleå, the largest of its kind to be built in Europe.
According to The Local, the record attempt took place on March 16th, the 75th day of year, to symbolize the town of Luleå topping 75,000 residents.
“Today, we gave a thumbs up for Luleå. I’m proud of how we together, through hard teamwork, year after year manage to grow and evolve,” said the town’s mayor, Karl Petersen.
Luleå’s Facebook shoutout has received some attention – from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: