Teen makes `world`s largest` bobblehead
New York: A 14-year-old boy from Brooklyn has created a 16 feet tall bobblehead, which is apparently the tallest in the world.
Henry Ermer a high school freshman has built the bobblehead outside his home in East Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.
The huge figure started out as a Jerry Seinfeld look-alike but has since taken a more general male form, took more than a year to build out of PVC piping, chicken wire, fabric papier-maché and springs.
"Last summer, I hadn`t done anything except hang out and watch TV and I thought I should probably do something," the New York Daily News quoted Ermer as saying.
"The world`s largest bobblehead was my favorite record in the Guinness Book of World Records, so I decided to try and top it.
"At first, it was just going to be a broom nailed to another broom with a spring for a neck and a globe as the head, but that wasn`t strong enough.
"The first time we tried to put on the head, it fell off because it was too heavy," he said.
So he switched to more sturdy materials.
"He`s worked really hard on this bobblehead, and it is completely his project," said Ermer`s mother, Emily Waters.
"I`m glad it`s finally finished. I`m ready for this bobblehead to stop sitting in my dining room," she added.
"Everyone stops and talks about it.
"All the kids in the neighborhood like to play in the head," Ermer added.