I wasn’t serious about it. Everyone in the team wasn’t serious.
But man, it happened. Just like that. Whoosh!
Bits of snowpack were shoveled into a shot glass — 9 shot glasses each sealed with wax, transported from Utah to Palawan, Philippines.
That’s 7,771 miles, in case you’re too lazy to Google.
Let me repeat that: 7,771 miles.
That’s freeeeaakin’ insane!
So what’s with the snow in a shot glass?
Legend says that it will bring luck (and fortune) to its keeper. But, to uphold its magical powers, it must be kept a secret.
I knew it. Bill Gates? Jeff Bezos? Warren Buffett?
Please don’t tell anyone I have revealed the secret.
It was my employer/teammate/friend/mentor — too many titles, but that’s true — Damon Burton who made this world record feat.
No. He’s not crazy.
Maybe he thought that shoveling snow and putting it inside a shot glass is way cooler than making a snowman or snowball or snow fort; or doing a snow angel just like Shrek did on the mud? I think it’s fun.
Or maybe he thought his team — never seen snow in their entire life — is eager to see and touch it. I mean, uhm, me?
Or maybe… maybe he’s just too kind.
And who doesn’t want kindness? It’s infectious.
A reminder to myself (and you):
If you think it’s impossible, think again. Maybe it’s not. Maybe there’s a way and nobody has yet to try it.
Find a different point of view. Innovate. Ship.
Aha! How about collecting some sunshine for the people in Antarctica?