Last Friday in Vivian South Dakota Les Scott found a rather large football sized chunk of ice that fell out of the sky. Little did he know at the time that mother nature had just sent him the largest hail stone on earth. The Midwestern plains are known for having some of largest hail storms in the world. In fact the last record holder occur ed in Nebraska and had a diameter of 7 inches with a circumference of 18.75" The new world record holder has a diameter of 8 inches and a circumference of 19". The stone weighted in at 1 pound 15 ounces. Les Scott thinks the stone could of been at least two pounds moments after it landed on the ground. He said the stone melted in the freezer, since the power was knocked out for 6 hours by the storm that created the record breaker.