Any scrooges or Christmas haters may want
to look away now. Two. One! Ooh! These flashing festivities took place in Canberra
Australia where more than a million Christmas lights were switched on to set a new Guinness
world record. It took lighting architects, designers, electrical
and civil engineers months to plan and build the display in the Australian capital. Local barrister David Richard coordinated
the event after last year he decorated his family home with 500,000 Christmas lights
but because of the traffic that gathered around his house he decided this year to take his
lights to the city centre. Christmas lights. It’s a family activity.
I can’t think of anything else that would be more something that SIDS and kids should
do. Christmas lights. Brings the community together, everybody’s happy, everybody smiles,
that’s why we do Christmas lights. The display will help raise money for a local
charity supporting families who suffer a sudden infant death, or SIDS. Guinness World Records confirmed that the
75 miles of multicoloured wire strung in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped
Christmas gifts was the largest ever image made of LED lights. It’s enough to make the Grinch feel Christmassy.