Vegreville, Alberta, Canada: World's Largest Easter Egg - The Pysanka

The "Pysanka" -- the Ukrainian word for Easter Egg -- also spins like a weather vane. 25 ft. long, made of aluminum, and created in 1975 using a computer-aided design by college prof Ronald Resch.
Bypass Hwy 16A, Vegreville, AB, Canada
Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway, north side of Hwy 16Alt, just west of 49 Ave, Elk's Park.
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A recent trip through Canada shows that our zany neighbors to the north put us to shame when it comes to large roadside wonders. The Vegreville Easter Egg (Pysanka) is not only the civic symbol, it uses a hitherto unknown yet unbelievably useful tiling scheme, as detailed in Paul Hoffman's book, "Archimedes' Revenge: The Joys and Perils of Mathematics," in a chapter titled "Confessions of an Egg Man."

[Mark Newlon, 08/24/2002]

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