AEST 00:00, Thu Oct 14 2010
Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will be preserved by its new owner, but this isn't an isolated case of having a soft spot for Big Things. Even us Kiwis like an oversized item or two.
Share trader David Bowden bought the Big Pineapple property to showcase his collection of historic race cars, but is keeping the fruit as garnish.
Iconic and kitschy, Australia's Big Things have long been a method for towns to bring in more tourists.
But the cult for larger-than-life replicas also has numerous followers around the world, with Big Things stretching from Alberta, Canada to Wisconsin in the US.
Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will stay standing. (AAP)