Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese
A giant rooster watches 101.
A giant rooster watches 101.

Land of the Giants


Land of the Giants may have been a long forgotten TV series from late sixties, but here in California, at times it can feel like we live in that world. Giant sized attractions, mostly made out of fiberglass dot our roadsides. The most prominent of the giants, numbering over twenty, are the Muffler Men that line our highways and they come in all shapes and sizes. But they are not alone. Giant food, ranging from artichokes and oranges to olives and lemons, can also be found throughout California. Giant farm animals lurk in our towns like the giant chicken infestation mostly down in Los Angeles and a giant steer in Central California. And if that wasn't enough, there's also giant utensils and cups lying around, as well as giant board games that are more fitting for twenty foot tall players!

Bell Plastics Big Chair Carpeteria Genie Fork in the Road Giant Chess Set Giant Chickens Giant Clams of Pismo Giant Coke Products Giant Fire Helmet Giant Hot Dog Giant Lemon of Lemon Grove Giant Olives of California Giant Orange Stands of California Ivy Poodle Monopoly in the Park Muffler Men The Brown Derby The Giant Steer of Buttonwillow World's Largest Artichoke World's Largest Box of Raisins World's Largest Paper Cup World's Tallest Thermometer