Mar 25, 2014
Where in the World would you find The World's Largest Easter Egg?
Lillian the Domestic Engineer
Get EGG Cited
The World's Largest Easter Egg is found in little old
Vegreville Alberta, Canada!
The Vegreville egg is a giant sculpture of a pysanka, a Ukrainian-style Easter egg. It is the largest pysanka in the world. The work is built of an intricate set of anodized aluminum two-dimensional tiles congruent equilateral triangles and star-shaped hexagons fashioned over an aluminum framework. The egg is 31 ft (9 m) long and three and a half stories high, weighing in at 2.5 t (5,512 lb).
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To Build a Pysanka: Professor Resch, computer scientist at the University of Utah,was responsible for the entire Pysanka concept which required the development of new comptuer programs. The Pysanka is really an immense jigsaw puzzle containing 524 star patterns, 2,208 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts, and 177 internal struts. The Pysanka is recognized around the world as not only a unique artistic masterpiece but also an achievement of nine mathematical, architectural and engineering firsts. The design represents the first computer modeling of an egg.
Symbolic Meanings: This Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) symbolizes the harmony, vitality and culture of the community and is dedicated as a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who brought peace and security to the largest multi-cultural settlement in all of Canada.
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