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W'eel Turtle in North Dakota (Flickr Explore #171) | by chrisluckhardt.com
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W'eel Turtle in North Dakota (Flickr Explore #171)

This metal sculpture – known as the "W'eel Turtle" – was "erected as a novelty" in 1982 by George Gottbreht (he owns Dale's Thrift Barn which is next door). The sculpture was welded together using more than 2,000 steel wheel rims. Gottbreht claims the sculpture is the world's largest man-made turtle. The head is reported to weigh more than a ton and can be moved up and down on a pivot.

 

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Taken on May 30, 2013