Thursday, March 27, 2003
Some people got way too much free time on their hands.
A Welshman spent five years creating the world's biggest rubber band ball - then dropped it out of a plane to see if it would bounce.
Tony Evans, 54, from Swansea, dropped the one-tonne record-breaking ball from a mile up over Arizona.
It took 20 seconds to hit the ground and created a 4ft wide crater and a 20ft cloud of dust - but did not bounce.
The ball collapsed on impact and the remains stayed firmly in the bottom of the crater, reports the Daily Record.
Needless to say the plane trip was funded by some TV show who sent a cameraman skydiving after the thing to film its descent.