21. Clip Art
Kyle McDonald of British Columbia bartered his way from a single red paperclip to a house in a series of 14 online trades over the course of a year. Loretta, who worked for the town of Kipling, had to find a way to build the world’s largest paper clip to fulfill the trade contract. They held a contest for companies to submit their designs.
Ardel Steel from Regina was awarded the feat of building the World’s Largest Red Paper Clip. Made of solid steel, measuring 15-feet-two-inches tall and three-feet-two-inches wide, and weighing 3,043 pounds, it stands in beautiful Bell Park and appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Records book. The town now holds a yearly Paper Clip Festival and July 12 is Paper Clip Trade Day. The house Kyle traded for—donated back to the town—is now a restaurant with a photo display of Kyle’s trading adventures from start to finish.