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Monday, February 11, 2008

What is the Largest Axe in the World?


A steel axe measuring 18.28 m (60 ft) long and 7 m (23 ft) wide, and weighing 7 tonnes (7.1 tons), was presented to the town of Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada, on May 11, 1991. The axe was built to commemorate the town's selection as Forestry Capital of Canada for 1991. Calculations suggested that it would take a 140-tonne (308,647-lb) lumberjack to swing the axe... luckily, a crane was at hand to lift the colossal chopper into its concrete base.

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