Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Just Odd

A.  Say you're driving through Brunswick, Missouri.  The July 2009 population was 836 so this endeavor won't take long.  What's the first thing you notice?  The World's Largest Pecan!  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this sucker weighs 12,000 pounds.  It's big.  It's also made of concrete, so no nibbling.
B.  Got a hankerin' to see a motorcycle built out of pop can tabs?  This lifelong dream can come true in Kansas.  Herman Divers has assembled such an objet d'art  and you can view it in the Grassroots Art Center, Lucas KS. Population 400.
C.  Remember Steve Canyon?  Quite the two-dimensional hunk as pictured in the comic strip of the same name.  You say two dimensions are not enough?  Would you believe ... Idaho Springs, Colorado went bonkers for Steve Canyon in the late 1940's.  The townspeople managed to inveigle the U. S. treasury into building a 40-foot limestone statute of, Steve Canyon.  Oh, I forgot the population: 1889.  They're huge!

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Anonymous said...

And if you're driving through Illinois, don't forget the giant Superman statue in Metropolis.

Anonymous said...

I've been to that Superman! Worth getting off the highway for.