Australia's Big Mango has been stolen

20:30, Feb 24 2014
The Big Mango
THE BIG MANGO: This 10-metre tall tourist attraction has mysteriously disappeared.

Residents of Bowen in north Queensland, Australia awoke to a shock: a 10-metre tall tourist attraction known as the 'Big Mango' had mysteriously disappeared.

Police suspect pranksters for the overnight heist although we wouldn't rule out peckish UFO pilots either. Whatever the cause, there's now one less 'big thing' to take photos of in Australia. Thankfully, there are still plenty of over-sized tourist attractions to gawp at should the mood strike you.

Bowen's Big Mango is a 10-metre-high fibreglass structure that requires heavy machinery to move. It's sudden disappearance has baffled local authorities and residents alike.

Chairman of Tourism Bowen Paul McLaughlin told ABC News that the Mango was not scheduled for maintenance.

"I'm sure the public will help us find it but at this stage we are just on the early stages of looking at [security] footage," McLaughlin said.

ABC reports that it could be a hoax, but until the Big Mango is rebuilt or uncovered, you're going to have to settle for one of the other Big Things that currently dot the Australian landscape. From the Big Lobster in Kingston SA to the Big Beer Can in Cobar NSW. See 'em before they disappear!

- Lifehacker.com.au

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