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Nearly 200,000 people are in Cheyenne, Wyoming, this week for the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. The rodeo takes place during Cheyenne Frontier Days, a celebration of the American West held annually since 1897. Aside from the rodeo, a fair and other cultural activities, the celebration also involves free pancake breakfasts hosted by the local Kiwanis chapter: Over the course of a single week, over 100,000 pancakes are served, along with 3,000 pounds of ham!
It may be just the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world, but Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro is certainly the most famous.
The Art Deco statue was built between 1922 and 1931 atop Corcovado mountain to serve as a symbol of Brazilian Christianity and peace. Thousands of tourists flock to the statue everyday, so get there early if you hope to snap a clear shot - the Cristo’s a popular guy!
The Watts Towers in Los Angeles, California, are a grouping of 17 interconnected structures made from ceramic tiles, pipes, broken bottles and shells. Two of the tallest towers stand just under 100 feet (30 m) tall.
An Italian immigrant construction worker named Sabato Rodia built the towers over a period of 33 years (Rodia worked on them in his backyard during his spare time). Recently the towers’ future has been threatened by budget cuts and a dwindling number of visitors. If you’re in LA, be sure to stop by the Towers and help keep them afloat!
Grand Prismatic Spring
Located in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in the United States — third largest in the world — spanning 80 by 90 meters (250 by 300 feet). The spring’s picture perfect vivid colors are the result of hard working pigmented bacteria that grows around the edges of the mineral-rich water, and the center of the pool is completely sterile due to extreme heat.
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