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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

Buildings that look like other things 1. The world's largest picnic basket was built by The Longaberger Company, a handcrafted maple wood basket company
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2. The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin

Buildings that look like other things The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin
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3. The "Goodest" Boy is located in Tirau, New Zealand

Buildings that look like other things The "Goodest" Boy is located in Tirau, New Zealand
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4. The Museum of Tea Culture in Meitan, China is shaped like a teapot and a teacup

Buildings that look like other things
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5. The pineapple-shaped Dunmore Pineapple is known as "as the most bizarre building in Scotland"

Buildings that look like other things 5. The pineapple-shaped Dunmore Pineapple is known as "as the most bizarre building in Scotland"
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6. The Big Bull in Wauchope, Australia, was a viewing platform shaped like a bull (torn down in 2007)

Buildings that look like other things The Big Bull in Wauchope, Australia, was viewing platform shaped like a bull (torn down in 2007)

7. This enormous oyster-shaped building is located in Taree, Australia

Buildings that look like other things This enormous oyster-shaped building is located in Taree, Australia
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8. These twin buildings in Franklin, Indiana, look like a chest of drawers

Buildings that look like other things These twin buildings in in Franklin, Indian, look like a chest of drawers
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9. A Twistee Treat ice cream shop in Hudson, Florida. There are several of these ice cream cone-shaped shops across the US

Buildings that look like other things A Twistee Treat ice cream shop in Hudson, Florida. There are several of these ice cream cone shaped shops across the US
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10. A Coffee Pot shaped filling station and lunchroom near Scottsburg, Indiana (built-in 1928 and destroyed in 1958)

Buildings that look like other things 10. A Coffee Pot shaped filling station and and lunch room near Scottsburg, Indiana (built in 1928 and destroyed in 1958)
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11. The Kansas City Public Library looks like a row of books

Buildings that look like other things The Kansas City Public Library looks like a row of books
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12. The Fisheries Department in Hyderabad, India, looks like a fish 

Buildings that look like other things The Fisheries Department in Hyderabad, India, looks like a fish
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13. The Donut Hole, a bakery and landmark in La Puente, California 

Buildings that look like other things The Donut Hole, a bakery and landmark in La Puente, California
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14. The Shutter Shak was built as a film developing station in Westminster, California

Buildings that look like other things The Shutter Shak was built as a film developing station in Westminster, California
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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

Buildings that look like other things  large duck building
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17. The Grand Guitar in Bristol, Tennessee, was once a music store

Buildings that look like other things The Grand Guitar in Bristol, Tennessee, was once a music store
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18. The ‘Sheep’ was built in the 1990s, and it's a wool and craft store in Tirau, New Zealand

Buildings that look like other things  The ‘Sheep’ was built in the 1990s, and it's a wool and craft store in Tirau, New Zealand
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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”

Buildings that look like other things The hot dog 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”
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20. The Grand Koala in Dadswells Bridge, Australia, is a tourist center

Buildings that look like other things
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