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World's Largest Orchestra...of coconuts!

Posted at 7:07 AM on April 24, 2007 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

Okay...not quite classical, perhaps. But it's a lot of fun.

The Monty Python gang, in a shameless bit of promotion for their musical Spamalot, got together 5,567 of the Python faithful in Trafalgar Square to set a world record for the largest orchestra of coconuts ever assembled.

If you aren't aquainted with the "Knights Who Say Ni," find a copy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and pay special attention to the horses the Knights are riding (or not).

Of course video from the event is on YouTube.

More details on the story here.