Will the Big Banana be Next?

The Seven tonne,  ‘Big Mango’ is missing in northern Queensland.  Someone has stolen the Big Mango!

Like How?

This thing is massive!


Where would you store it? At Storage King?

Is it an elaborate heist or a publicity stunt?

Staff at the Bowen Tourist Information Centre arrived at work on Monday morning to find the $90,000 Big Mango was not in its usual spot.

Cranes were spotted moving in on the Mango sometime between midnight and 2 am last night.

The Big Banana must be very nervous.

Big Banana

To say nothing of the Big Prawn, as he is clearly marked for removal.

They grow 'em big in Australia

Bowen is the mango production capital of Australia and the ten metre high ‘Big Mango’ was erected in 2002 as a tourist attraction.

Something Strange to Ponder About

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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19 Responses to Will the Big Banana be Next?

  1. At my office here in California, six young, ~15-foot redwoods actually went “missing” over the weekend. It turns out they were a very valuable species and worth a lot of money, so someone apparently dug them up and trucked them off. We never found the missing redwoods!


  2. kaymetviner says:

    I haven’t seen too many gigantic statues of food in the States, and I could definitely get behind having more of them. Is the Big Mango enough of a priority to warrant a helicopter search?? It would have be pretty hard to hide, unless you have a warehouse… It can’t slip through the cracks into the black market either – literally.

    Haha thanks for sharing.


  3. suzjones says:

    Hey, you forgot the Big Pineapple. I’m sure it’s quivering as well. 😉


  4. Sonel says:

    I was in the mood for some fruit salad Amanda. Sorry! 😆

    Might be just a publicity stunt or maybe they’re repairing it…


  5. Leya says:

    wow, interesting to hear the end of this!


  6. This made our news on all channels here in New Zealand. 😀


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