Travel Picks: Eight of the world's largest things

Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:44am EDT
 
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Finding the world's largest beer or the biggest burger isn't always obvious with small towns often laying claim to such titles to attract weary travelers for an interesting stop-off.

ProfessionalTravelGuide.com, has put together a list of some of the more unusual largest things in the world here with the list not endorsed by Reuters:

1. World's Largest Beer - La Crosse, Wisconsin

Drive past Heileman's Brewery in La Crosse to see the world's largest beer, part of the world's largest six-pack. Could this be anywhere else but Wisconsin? While in the state, visit the world's largest talking cow (Neillsville), world's largest penny (Woodruff) and the largest "M" (Platteville).

2. Largest Lobster - New Brunswick, Canada

Citizens of Shediac, New Brunswick, celebrate their self-proclaimed status as "Lobster Capital of the World" with their 35 ft statue of a lobster. The largest lobster recorded was caught in Nova Scotia, weighing 44 lbs (20 kg).

3. Biggest Burger - Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, Clearfield, Pennsylvania (although this claim often faces rivals)

Order ahead for a 123 lb (56 kg) burger. Of course, there's always the 6 lb (3 kg) version if you're just after a snack.

4. Largest Velvet Elvis - The Tattoo Factory, Chicago, Illinois   Continued...

 
<p>Biggest Burger - Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, Clearfield, Pennsylvania (although this claim often faces rivals). Order ahead for a 123 lb (56 kg) burger. Of course, there's always the 6 lb (3 kg) version if you're just after a snack. REUTERS/Handout</p>