Big bonfire is the tallest traditional one ever

- Bonfires are certainly a sign of summer, but not one of this size!

People in the Norwegian town of Alesund built a world record-breaking bonfire for their traditional midsummer festival over the weekend.

The fire stood at 155.5 feet tall, and it broke the previous world record for tallest bonfire, which was claimed by Slovenia in 2007.

Locals have been erecting bonfires yearly for Slinningsbålet, a celebration of the birth of John the Baptist. The fires are constructed on wooden crates that are stacked atop one another, and usually at least 30 people are needed for the building process.

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