These 20 Buildings Look Nothing Like an Ordinary House
Some of the most beautiful and luxurious buildings in the world are meant to resemble the shapes of nature like flowers and bird's nests. But there are also those nature-inspired buildings that take the inspiration more literally, as they really look just like the objects and animals they are inspired by, be it a picnic basket, a koala, a teapot, or a dog. Here are 20 hilarious buildings around the world that look nothing like an ordinary house. One could even say that these buildings are having somewhat of an identity crisis.
1. The world's largest picnic basket was built by The Longaberger Company, a handcrafted maple wood basket company
2. The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin
3. The "Goodest" Boy is located in Tirau, New Zealand
4. The Museum of Tea Culture in Meitan, China is shaped like a teapot and a teacup
5. The pineapple-shaped Dunmore Pineapple is known as "as the most bizarre building in Scotland"
6. The Big Bull in Wauchope, Australia, was a viewing platform shaped like a bull (torn down in 2007)
7. This enormous oyster-shaped building is located in Taree, Australia
8. These twin buildings in Franklin, Indiana, look like a chest of drawers
9. A Twistee Treat ice cream shop in Hudson, Florida. There are several of these ice cream cone-shaped shops across the US
10. A Coffee Pot shaped filling station and lunchroom near Scottsburg, Indiana (built-in 1928 and destroyed in 1958)
11. The Kansas City Public Library looks like a row of books
12. The Fisheries Department in Hyderabad, India, looks like a fish
13. The Donut Hole, a bakery and landmark in La Puente, California
14. The Shutter Shak was built as a film developing station in Westminster, California
15. A giant igloo cooler in Brookshire, Texas
16. This large duck building was built in 1931 by a Long Island duck farmer to sell his poultry
17. The Grand Guitar in Bristol, Tennessee, was once a music store
18. The ‘Sheep’ was built in the 1990s, and it's a wool and craft store in Tirau, New Zealand
19. The hotdog shaped Coney Island Colorado in Bailey, Colorado, was built in 1966 and it's often called “the best example of roadside architecture in the state”
20. The Grand Koala in Dadswells Bridge, Australia, is a tourist center
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