The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Friday, June 21, 2013

World's Largest Peanut

Ashburn, Georgia

This monument is billed as the World's Largest Peanut.  
Roasted in 1975, it celebrates Turner County's most important agriculture product.

I've seen enough of these sites claiming to be the World's Largest...or smallest, longest, shortest...or whatever the case may be, that I begin to get skeptical, especially when the same oddity starts showing up in other places.  Yet in spite of my doubts this is indeed, certifiably, the largest nut there is, or so I am led to believe.

Kind of looks like a fat lady wearing a tight fitting burlap sack.

 The lights on the crown are just reflectors but a couple of flood lights situated on the ground do illuminate the big goober at night.
Now if only rotated...

Happy first day of Summer.  Enjoy your winter Australia.


  1. Very funny. I like it. Now the biggest potato or corn.

  2. To make a sculpture of a peanut and than this size, it is real art! It could be placed at our art exhibition in Amsterdam next to the hanging underpant for instance.

  3. Must be an old photo, 'cause I ate that peanut some time ago. Sorry!

  4. it kinda looked like one of those old dress forms to me. :)

  5. I love all the odd things that you hunt up John. This is really neat.


  6. Waiting for the world's largest blue jay to come along!


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