After GM Nigel Short's visit to Beirut in June this year, Lebanon is once again in the chessic headlines. This time a couple of guys from the "Club of Creators" are setting out to create what will be the biggest chess board ever. Each square will be 13 x 13 metres and each pawn will measure between 1 and 2.8 metres.
Even Gary Kasparov is reported to have already given moral support. You can read the Daily Star report here.