16 December 2009

BAA wants more kissing at Heathrow

...to that end, they have installed the world's largest sprig of mistletoe in Terminal 5 (or at least, the world's largest model of a sprig of mistletoe)





The ten foot by eight foot structure, which took designers and engineers three weeks to construct, weighs 43kg and includes more than 50 feet of steel tubing and 25 stainless steel balls, is suspended 3 metres over the entrance to Terminal 5. (Bet you don't feel so romantic if that falls on your head!)

It's only up for a month, but maybe they should leave it for longer - and I bet they wish it had been up when T5 opened - because the Romans believed mistletoe had peace-making powers. When enemies met beneath it, they apparently threw down their weapons - a handy property for an airport.


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