The city of Qianjiang in Hubei has made the next great contribution to Chinese art and culture by constructing this really big statue of a crayfish. Behold!
The artistic marvel was built to celebrate the totally rad opening ceremony of the Sixth Annual Qianjiang Lobster Festival. Of course, it also happened to be awarded a Guinness World Record as the world’s largest statue of a crustacean ever built by man, because apparently nobody builds giant sea creature statues simply for the love of it anymore.
At 15 meters tall and 18 meters long, and weighing in at 100 tons this is definitely the largest statue of a freshwater crustacean we have seen, but in truth, we have no idea if this is a statue of a lobster or a crayfish. You’d think since it’s the “Lobster Festival” in “The Lobster Hometown of China” that it would certainly be a lobster, but Tencent claims it’s a crayfish. Lobsters also tend to live in the sea, and Hubei is landlocked. Seems like Qianjiang town officials need a better English dictionary? Can any expert carcinologists help us out here?
Whatever it is, please just don’t let it anywhere near Nanjing’s Giant Inflatable Woman.
WATCH OUT!!! IT’S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!! RUN, YOU FOOLS!!! RUN!!!
by Alex Linder
[Images via Tencent]