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Mass Wisteria

Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival Sierra Madre, California Usually the title of “world’s largest” as it relates to botanical wonders is relegated to the massive trees of the Pacific Northwest; however, there is a Chinese wistaria (Wisteria sinensis) growing on the … Continue reading

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Attack Of The 20-Foot Artichoke

World’s Largest Artichoke, Giant Artichoke Restaurant Castroville, California Castroville, California bills itself as the Artichoke Capital of the World, and as discussed in the article on the Castroville Artichoke Festival, it is well justified. When you have the chutzpah to … Continue reading

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Oh, Sandy!

Steele, North Dakota World’s largest sandhill crane (Sandy) In the race to build the superlative beast, it appears that the contest for world’s largest sandhill crane is down to a field of one. The 40-foot tall sheet metal avian (“Sandy”)  … Continue reading

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These Buffalo Don’t Have Wings

Jamestown, North Dakota World’s Largest Buffalo, white buffalo (Frontier Village) As you may have gathered from the article on Salem Sue (world’s largest Holstein cow), North Dakota truly is the land of the giants. This becomes apparent in Jamestown, North … Continue reading

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Florida, Land of The Giant Carnivores

Islamorada, Florida (World’s Largest Lobster) Christmas, Florida (World’s Largest Alligator) North Dakota is home to a fair number of the world’s largest beasts (at least in sculpture form), but Florida vies for runner-up status with several oversized local carnivores. Two … Continue reading

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