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World's Largest Ear of Corn: Olivia, Minn.

The World's Largest Ear of Corn can be found in Olivia, Minnesota -- a.k.a. Minnesota's Corn Capital. Find out more only at HowStuffWorks.

A monument to the fact that modern hybrid seed corn production began in Olivia, Minn. -- "Minnesota's Corn Capital" -- this 25-foot ear is mounted atop a gazebo in Memorial Park on U.S. Highway 212. Created in 1973, the Corn Monument tops its closely related cousin, the corny water tower in Rochester, Minn. This "ear of corn" from Seneca Foods, originally built by Libby Foods, is really just a functioning water tower made of fiberglass and painted to look like a shucked ear of yellow corn.

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