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Seattle now holds world record for biggest snowball fight

Monday - 1/14/2013, 11:11am  ET

WASHINGTON - Seattle made the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday when nearly 6,000 Seattleites got together to stage the world's biggest snowball fight -- ousting the previous record-holder, The Republic of Korea.

More than 160,000 pounds of snow were trucked in for the event, during which scores of people suffered welts and bloody noses, reports

Some came well-prepared, however, armored with helmets, ski goggles and makeshift shields.

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