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Sac City, Iowa, again home to world's largest popcorn ball

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Hundreds of people convened on the western Iowa town of Sac City this weekend to construct the world's largest popcorn ball.

A ball of popcorn estimated to weigh 10,000 pounds was constructed Saturday at the Noble Popcorn plant.

Sac City first claimed the largest popcorn ball in 1995, when people came together to make one weighing in at 2,225 pounds.

The enormous treat traveled all over the Midwest and to the Iowa State Fair to promote Sac County's claim as the "Popcorn Capital."

But as the record was defeated in following years, Sac City kept building bigger popcorn balls, its last one coming in at 5,000 pounds in 2009.

Saturday's effort is intended to be noted in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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