Monday, June 07, 2010

The World's Largest Frying Pan

A few months ago, on a scenic (sort of) drive through eastern North Carolina, I drove through the town of Rose Hill, North Carolina, the self-proclaimed home of the World's Largest Frying Pan. I was just driving through, though, and didn't actually stop and see the frying pan itself. I figured we'd be back.

Sure enough, three months we are!

We stopped by on our way back from the beach on Sunday. It's only a mile or two from I-40 Exit 380, so why not? big is the World's Largest Frying Pan, exactly?

15 feet in diameter, which apparently is big enough to cook 365 chickens at once.

I have to be honest, I actually expected something bigger. Considering that this is supposed to be the WORLD'S LARGEST, 15 feet in diameter isn't all that big, I don't think. I'm surprised this hasn't been outdone yet. I guess among other "world's largest" competitions, where the title of "world's largest" frequently changes hands, the title of "World's Largest Frying Pan" isn't very hotly contested. Or, maybe Rose Hill actually has been outdone. The town of Rose Hill doesn't have much else going for it - if the signs leading into town are any indication, they are very, VERY proud of their frying pan - so maybe they just don't want you to know. Whatever the case may be...meh. Not impressed.

Oh, and one more thing: they won't even let you see the damn thing.

Not only is it fenced off, it's covered up! Lame. Thanks for nothing. We were much more impressed with the World's Largest Ball of Twine (Cawker City, Kansas - we were there in March 2008).

They do actually use the pan, though, so they've got that going for them. Better to have a world's largest something that's actually practical, as opposed to something that just sits there. I mean, can you cook 365 chickens at once?

But still...this stop was pretty much a waste of time. As if that should come as any surprise to anyone.

1 comment:

James Allen said...

Rose Hill, North Carolina: Home of the World's Largest Frying Pan Cover.