There is a wooden statue of Rambo…

There is a wooden statue of Rambo from First Blood, in Hope, BC, Canada to commemorate the filming of the movie there. The carver, Ryan Villiers, took the challenge on and he delivered in a big way. Apparently Sylvester Stallone got wind of it and Ryan wanted his blessing before the carving was put up.
“He said ‘Well I like it, I only have one question: How tall is it?”
The statue itself stands 5’10” — Stallone’s height. But a pedestal provides a boost so it stands at 6’3″.

Sausage of the North

When British sausage-maker Heck announced that it was going to construct a gigantic sausage statue as tall as Big Ben alongside the A1(M) motorway in England, most people assumed they were joking. Especially since they made the announcement on the day before April Fool’s Day. But it turns out, they weren’t joking and appear to be proceeding with plans to build the “Sausage of the North.”

In 2015, residents of a Serbian city erected a statue…

LeoDachshund_croppedIn 2015, residents of a Serbian city erected a statue to honor a small dachshund named Leo, who saved a 10-year-old child from a vicious dog attack. According to the Associated Press, the child was walking home from a friend’s house when a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed grabbed her and pinned her to the ground. Normally afraid of dogs larger than him, Leo, the neighbor’s pint-sized companion, leapt into action. He jumped on the larger dog, who released the young girl and turned on Leo instead. Leo died of his injuries, but the community remembered him fondly for his brave act. Leo was officially honored with the country’s first dog statue. The inscription on the statue reads, “To all the small dogs with big hearts.”