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Strange American Landmarks

Minnesota is the home of the Jolly Green Giant, and if you happen to be driving through Blue Earth, you'll have the pleasure of encountering the giant himself. Standing at around 55 feet (17 meters) tall, the smiling statue may convince even the pickiest eaters that vegetables can help you grow big and strong.

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What's a hoodoo? Sounds kind of creepy, doesn't it? You'll be fascinated by the slightly eerie sight of these tall spires of rock, known as the hoodoos of Devils Garden, part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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Have you ever stopped to consider the strangeness of California's famous Hollywood sign, with its 45-foot-tall (14-meter-tall) letters? Originally erected as a temporary advertisement in 1923, the sign has endured for decades and become an icon of the American film industry.

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