Ho, ho, ho! It’s the world’s biggest Christmas tree…
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… Well, that’s not exactly true. There are no painful pine needles to step on as they fall, no tree-top fairy to catch alight when the bulbs blow, no children knocking off your antique baubles and placing their horrendous school creations bang in your eyeline…. *Breathe deeply*. Deny the rage, deny the rage!
The Mount Ingino Christmas Tree can be found near Gubbio in Umbria, Italy. The ‘tree’ is 650 metres high and 350 m wide at its base, and the star alone covers 1,000 square metres. ‘More facts’, I hear you say? OK then. The tree is lit by more than 3,000 multi-coloured lights fed by a staggering 8.5 kilometres of electrical cable, placed all the way up the slopes of the mountain.
Extra mince pie points if you can tell me which year it was recorded in the Guinness book of records. No? I’ll have to push you… Anyone…? Well, it was 1991.
OK, your new starter for 10, and another festive pie for Muddy Stilettos LOL!