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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Big Things

    The picture of the boy with the boot in the "Honey moon" thread made me think of of this topic. What "big" statues are near you and what do you think of them. I'll provide a few examples and images.

    1) Sudbury - the big nickel
    2) Vegreville ALTA, the big easter egg (see image)
    3) Near kingston - the big apple
    4) Fort Francis Ont/ Place in Mn - the big thermometer
    5) Nackawic NB - the big axe
    6) Plaster Rock NB - fiddle heads ( fern greens, not the instrument)
    7) Near Sussex NB - dancing blueberry and giant holstein
    8) Fredericton/ Maugerville - Harvey the dancing potato
    10) shediac's giant lobster (see image)

    In some cases I find them really funny ( the fiddle heads) in others they seem tacky. What do you think?

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    another example

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    Here are some fiddle heads. So you know you steam them and serve them with lemon and butter. Kinda like dulse, it is an aquired taste. (especially if you don't like the way lawn clippings taste)

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    Mercer WI

    "Loon Capital of the World..."

    I had to break my silence for this one...

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    and how can you miss

    ...the world's largest ball of twine!

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    The big nickel (Sudbury Ontario)

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    Another big bird (Wawa, Ontario)

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    You can tell its a real busy day here for me. Here is a link to all things big on the Transcanada highway.

    http://www.cyberbeach.net/~solonyka/LCRA/main.htm

    I wonder if there is a market for coffee books on this subject?

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    bTurk - Our town has a bigger ball!

    I challenge your big ball of twine with our big ball of twine. HA!

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/MNDARtwine.html




    And our big ball is more aesthetically pleasing and smells of potpourri.


    Note: Legend has it that somewhere in Northwest Kansas there stands the "World's Largest Free-Standing Concrete Prairie Dog." Locals say he tops 40 feet or more.

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    Is this going to degenerate into an argument over who has the biggest balls?




    sorry - couldn't resist...

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    'Free Stamp'

    I don't have a picture, but up here we have a giant ink stamp that lies on its side. It says 'FREE' on it. I'll look to see if I can find a picture.

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    obviously El Guapo

    Tranplanner wrote:
    Is this going to degenerate into an argument over who has the biggest balls?
    El Guapo is muy rugged and prolly requires a shoulder sling for his 'boys'.

    PS - Please, no photoshop interpretations....

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    p-dog

    Note: Legend has it that somewhere in Northwest Kansas there stands the "World's Largest Free-Standing Concrete Prairie Dog." Locals say he tops 40 feet or more. [/QUOTE]

    El Guapo-
    I believe the beast to be in Oakley, KS.

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    Lol i had to see what the topic "big" was about

    i like the um...twine

    giggles

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    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Thar She Blows!

    My "favorite" sign in NH...Yokens Restaurant, a huge whale. Here's a historic pic, from the 1940's. The new sign is even bigger and colorful.

    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    How about Pocahontas

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    This post was made for Alberta...

    The towns in this area must be so starved for tourism dollars... wait 'til you get a load of this list.

    Top Ten Pathetic Big Things in Alberta

    10. World's Largest Mallard Duck -- Andrew
    9. World's Largest Putter -- Bow Island
    8. Susie, the World's Largest Softball -- Chauvin
    7. World's Biggest Piggy Bank -- Coleman
    6. World's Largest Western Boot -- Edmonton (frighteningly close to where I live!)
    5. World's Largest Badminton Raquet -- St. Albert
    4. Starship FX6-1995-A -- Vulcan (yes that's the real name)
    3. Giant Can of Cream -- Markerville
    2. Giant Ukrainian Sausage -- Mundare

    and finally...

    1. The World's Largest Pyrogy -- Glendon (see pic)

    You can find these and many more big statues at the Large Canadian Roadside Attraction website: http://www.cyberbeach.net/~solonyka/LCRA/main.htm.

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    Here are some Road side (architecture) HA HA in Minnesota.........

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    Sorry....
    How do you enter images?? I figured I could just copy and paste.......guess not.

    I guess you will just have to imagine such things as

    worlds biggest revolver
    worlds biggest arrow stuck in ground
    uncle sam
    large snowman
    jolly the green giant
    Paul Bunyan
    etc....

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    I found your giant stamp...

    Hey Virtue City...

    I think this is it:

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    Glomer wrote:
    Sorry....
    How do you enter images??
    Hit reply, or quote, then write your message, scroll down to the attach file button...

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    P. Doggie

    BEHOLD!


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    I don't think this counts, but in my land development code, I've got several pictures of giant "muffler men" as examples of prohibited signage.

    Roadside America has a pretty good sized inventory of "big things" in the United States and Canada.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Who has a picture of the giant peach on I-85 outside of Gaffney SC?

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    Roadside America has it all...

    Creative...

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