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AIBU to think that no town has a more bizarre landmark than the arse end of a shark stcking out of the roof of a semi?

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...Because seriously, I can't imagine what it might be.

Was directed to this recently and have been goggling ever since.

Personally I'm not sure it can be beaten.

"Excuse me, but which way to the bus stop?"
"Oh it's just down there, turn right at the house with the shark arse sticking out of it and it's just on your left"

blackice Wed 01-May-13 22:36:43

I give you the world's largest smoking pipe, in St Claude, Manitoba

Pipe

or maybe a giant sausage...

Sausage

or even the world's largest oil can...

Oil Can

I could go on... grin

FairPhyllis Thu 02-May-13 04:25:43

I knew this was going to be about the Headington shark. A friend used to live in that street. I love it. What sort of country would we be if a man can't put a shark in his own roof?

Only other similar landmark type thing I can think of is the Black Cat at the Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire, which was stolen (the cat, not the roundabout). They've replaced it now though.

Oh, there was also a very silly fountain at Roker seafront in Sunderland that looked exactly like a chimney sweep's brush sticking up from a chimney. Problem was, the brush was so tall the water pressure wasn't powerful enough to actually get water up through it, so it just sat not working for years and years.

MidniteScribbler Thu 02-May-13 04:41:07

*You want big stuff - check out the ridiculous things in australia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_big_things*

Yes we do love our big things in Australia. It's quite the challenge to mark as many off your to do list as possible. Some of my favourites are the Big Oyster (now converted to a car yard) and the Big Pineapple (which you can go to the top of). The Big Prawn was a good place to stop for fuel.

And you can't forget the big anatomically correct bull at the entrance to Rockhampton. Poor bull is on about his twentieth set of testicles, as people keep stealing them. No sooner are they replaced than he gets castrated in the night.

vvviola Thu 02-May-13 04:56:02

I love the random things we get here in NZ - including the giant corrugated iron sheep & dog (which are actually a shop and a tourist office), & a town with a giant carrot in the middle of it

robino Thu 02-May-13 05:36:37

I offer up the Beer Can House. I'm not entirely sure it's weirder than the shark but it's taken a hell of a lot longer and a lot more cirrhosis of the liver

The Silica known locally as the Carrot an attempt to make my home town more attractive hmm. It has a kiosk and a bus shelter in the bottom so at least it is useful I suppose.

Near where I am now we have the Wave

And while looking for that I found the other Newport Wave

PaulInHolland Thu 02-May-13 06:54:27

and Rotterdam has this:

http://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus_(beeld)

PaulInHolland Thu 02-May-13 07:19:07

this is a statue in the centre of the city of santa claus with an enormous sex toy in his hand.

MmeLindor Thu 02-May-13 10:05:12

RacingHeart
yes, someone posted a link to the MK cows

I am offering a secret bunker, but I am not allowed to tell you where it is

oh.

Blatherskite Thu 02-May-13 10:32:00

There are 3 poems on the sides of buildings in Sheffield. This one is outside the station. I think it looks beautiful in the sunset

ouryve Thu 02-May-13 12:47:46

There's a pit pony on a roundabout near where we live, Peppermint - someone yarnbombed it, on Monday grin

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