By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 02, 2007 at 12:26 AM

This morning, I took the kids this to the second annual JuggleFest at Shorewood High School. Emcee Mark Hayward --  a "world yo-yo champion" -- was pretty entertaining, and the juggling acts were predictable, ranging from ball-dropping young kids to professional jugglers tossing multiple machetes.

But what I didn't expect to see was a grown man riding the world's smallest bike.

Bobby Hunt, AKA "Circus Boy," is in the Guinness Book of World Records for riding the world's tiniest bike and he recreated the stunt on the Shorewood High School Auditorium stage.

The bicycle, which Hunts says he made with his father, fits in the palm of his hand. The seat is slightly out-of-scale, but not by much.

I love these kinds of things: from the mammoth Corn Palace in South Dakota that's made from oats and corn cobs, to the world's largest penny in Woodruff, Wis. These public spectacles are ridiculous, yet fascinating. I mean, why would anyone actually take the time and energy to do these things -- yet I'm grateful that somebody said, "Gee, I think I'll try to make the world's largest ball of twine."

After the show, I stopped by the Fuel Café to grab a coffee, and I saw a bumper sticker that summed it all up.

The sticker was one of those blue-and-white Dr. Bronner's stickers that say "Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty" but someone cut it up and came up with a bumper sticker reading, "Commit random, senseless acts."


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.