MORE than half a million Christmas lights have been switched on in Canberra, sma

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/act-house-shatters-christmas-lights-record/story-e6frfku9-1226767359604

    NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
    • MORE than half a million Christmas lights have been switched on in Canberra, smashing a Guinness world record for the largest number on one house.
    The Richards family in Forrest have turned on more than 500,000 lights, eclipsing the 346,283 displayed by a family in LaGrangeville, New York.
    David Richards said on Sunday the effort was aimed at raising funds for SIDS & Kids ACT.
     
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    Would be nice if the reporter actually took a photo to display it.......
     
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    Yeah Pics or it didnt happen!
     
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    Guinness are pretty particular about verifying their world records - so having one or two million bulbs may not count unless particular criteria are met.

    This article has photos: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/richards-family-in-forrest-strings-500000-christmas-lights-for-charity-20131122-2y1xg.html

    Note that this is a record for a residential premises and there may be limitations on commercial involvement and other things also.....

    Cheers!
     
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    I suppose to become a guiness record they'd have to apply to be part of it.

    Not trying to be negative against the Canberra house though - looks like they raise a good amount for SIDS - I've decided to also raise money for SIDS this year (in addition to PMH the local kids hospital - I have tins for both)
     
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    Hi guys
    I ran into Fast Eddie in Sydney tonight programming the lights. He convinced me to logon and admit to the record in Canberra. Attached is a photo of my driveway.
    DavidR
     
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    There's a bulb blown ;)
     

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