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Stuff That Weighs More than Me: World’s Largest Caravan


It was actually THIS picture, sent to me by a friend, that got me on the whole “retreat” theme for this week in the first place.  The Globe Caravan (pictured above) is owned by Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan (The Rainbow Sheikh).  It is just one of the more outstanding examples in his car collection estimated to contain somewhere between 200 and 400 cars and trucks.  Oh and just to clarify a few things, A)The Rainbow Sheikh loves cars and trucks and B)this member of the Abu Dhabi ruling Royal Family is rich.  In fact he not only owns his own island (Futaisi Island) but reportedly had the word HAMAD carved so deeply into the soil that waterways could flow into the channels and the word could be read from space.

The Globe Caravan is usually on display at the Emirates National Auto Museum.  And heeeere’s the stats:

Number of stories: 3

Number of bedrooms: 9

Number of bathrooms: 9

Scale: Reportedly exactly 1,000,000:1 the real Earth

Weight: I dunno.  If we calculate based on the earth calculation:

Weight of Earth: (Approximately)6,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 Kilograms

Divide that by 1,000,000, you get 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 which is like 6 Trillion tons, so maybe the scale model thing is slightly exaggerated.  

CONCLUSION: As you can see from the picture above, the thing is pretty darn big.  And even though I don’t know the exact weight, I’m fairly confident, it Weighs More Than Me.

Oh and by the way, if you’d like to contribute to another (slightly smaller) model of the world, consider donating to the World’s Largest Paper Mache Project by the Size Diversity Task Force.


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The Right Now! Show: On the Size Diversity Task Force

This week on episode 2 of “The Right Now Show with Jeanette DePatie (AKA The Fat Chick) I’ll be talking about a fabulous activism project created by the Size Diversity Task Force (of which I am a proud member).  The Size Diversity Task Force is asking folks to “liberate” diet books from thrift shops and rummage sales and donate the pages to the SDTF.  The group will then take the pages and use them to create a world-record breaking paper-mache sculpture!  You can learn more about it here:

Oh and if you’d like to win extra special bonus points and save the planet while you’re liberating diet books, check out this video created by Julianne Wotasik and Ragen Chastain:

I had so much fun working on this trailer.  And I liberated over 1,500 pages for the cause just in one day!  It was easy!  Thanks so much for your interest in the show.  Remember, I’m collecting ideas for future shows so drop me an email at jeanette at thefatchick dot com to let me know what you’d like me to talk about.

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Jeanette DePatie
AKA The Fat Chick

P.S. Tonight I’ll also be doing a Teleseminar with Anne Cuthbert.  You can sign up for free right HERE! I’ll be speaking at 5:00 PM (PST) and I can’t wait to take your questions about how to set up fitness resolutions that won’t leave you sad, sick, injured or dead!