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What is the world's largest globe?



What would you say if the world fell apart? Well truthfully, probably not a lot. But what if it was reconstructed in just nine years? You’d probably have a lot to say then! But that’s just what happened to the world’s largest globe.

The world’s largest globe is the Babson World Globe and it sits in Wellesley, Massachusetts on the campus of Babson College. The Babson Globe was constructed in 1955, is 28 feet wide, and weighs 25 tons. And not only do these measurements qualify it as the world’s largest globe, but is also rotates! Which doesn’t add to the title at all, but is still pretty cool! The globe was covered with tiles of steel that had been baked. These gave texture to the globe for mountainous areas and other topographical information. These tiles also clearly and accurately defined all the different countries in the world, as well as the major oceans, lakes, and rivers. It was in 1984 that all of the tiles had fallen off the globe. For the next nine years, the globe didn’t look like anything except a giant metallic ball that had been rusted terribly. However, in 1993 all of the tiles were restored and you can still go and pick out any place on the globe today. That is, if you want to travel to Wellesley. But perhaps when you get there, the globe may not actually be the most interesting thing you see.

Walk just behind the globe and you’ll see this strange marker that reads, “This monument has been erected by the Gravity Research Foundation. It is to remind students of the blessings forthcoming when a semi-insulator is discovered in order to harness gravity as a free power and reduce airplane accidents.”


The Babson World Globe

the largest globe in the world.

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