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Wow, who thought of taking a giant Christmas tree and floating it on the water?  Some folks down in Brazil did and what a beauty! This behemoth. created by Brazil’s largest insurance company is called the Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree. It is located in the in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro. The floating metal structure rests on eleven giant floats and is about as tall as a 28-story building. The tree, seen in the video above during its lighting ceremony demonstrates four different looks depicting each of the four seasons.  The lighting ceremony, which also boasts a spectacular fireworks display, attracts over 100,000 people annually.  Here’s the stats:

Number of lights: Over 3 Million

Platform: eleven huge floats

Height: 85 meters (over 280 ft.)

Longest String of Lights: 105 km. (65 miles)

Weight: 542 tons

Conclusion: The Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree weighs more than me.

 

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