While the world's stock markets go down in flames, allow us to divert your attention with this trifle: The record for tallest LOGO tower in the world has been broken! Hey, at least something is going up. The honor goes to hundreds of children in Vienna, building a monstrous tower of LEGO measuring 96.7 feet.
This enormous spire, built to commemorate 100 Years of Friends of Children, beats out the former tallest LEGO tower at Legoland Windsor in England by a slim margin — it's just over 7 inches higher. The new tower is so tall, the children assembled the structure in pieces before adults lifted each section to the pinnacle by a crane. Nice work, kiddies!