Beans Around the World

Photo: Mark Jemison of Melbourne

Do you remember the travelling gnome, who was made famous in the 2001
French film Amélie? Well, this is kind of like that, except with a can of S&W Black Beans.

It all started as a practical joke between friends that got out of control, way out of control. Thanks to the Interweb, the "Beans Around the World" can of S&W Black Beans (okay, technically it's not the same can, but who cares) has been to 515 different cities so far: Link - Thanks Forrest!

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It is not interweb but INTERTUBE.

ps: various associates including moi take a fode of a 'site' with a tube/tub/jar/pack of vegemite in the forefront. Started with the Pyramids 20 years ago,Last one is Macchu Piccu a few years ago but 515 places? That's organised.

Why these beans?
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OMG you have to check out Gary Karp

It is a world wide movement beggining with a dorky modeling headshot found in a dumpster.

I originally stumbled across it at a gellery opening and was floored at what it had become.
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Stew Leonard's, a dairy / grocery store in Conn. and NY, has pictures of its bags around the world:
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Well, that is just plain awesome.
This probably isn't directly related, but the book Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins prominently features a can of beans that travels halfway around the world.
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