Where other countries have statues, ancient buildings and manicured gardens with historical significance, Australia has big things. And we love them.
As far as I’m aware, they’re unique (or “Yoonique” which I wish my name was) to Australia. Is that right?
A “big thing” is usually a fibre-glass replica of what the region is best known for. They put towns on maps, break up long road trips and are great backgrounds for cheesy photos.
They are also where you can buy overpriced novelty items that say things like “I went to The Big Chook and all I got was this ruler.” There are about 150 big things – although some, frankly, are just not that big. These let all the genuinely big things down and should really be called “medium things.”
Some examples of big things are below. I hope you enjoy these little nuggets of Aussie gold.
Here we have the Big Potato. And you’re right, it absolutely doesn’t look like anything else, other than a big potato.
Now for the Big Banana. There is nothing a bit rude about this. Nothing.
The Big Peanut
The Big Barramundi
The Big / Genetically Mutated Lobster
The Big Rockinghorse
The Big Earthworm
The Big Cassowary
The Big Crab
The Big Gumboot
The Big Mango
The Big Merino
The Big Pelican
The Big Oyster
This November, I’m writing one post every day as part of NaBloPoMo. No, I don’t know why either. I lost a follower on the very first day. I hope you’ll bear with me, and any encouragement is appreciated.