The world's largest ball of twine, housed in Branson, is over 42 feet in circumference.

Missouri is home to a surprising number of the “world’s largest” items.

Here is a list of more of the world’s largest things found in Missouri:

World’s largest ball of twine

Facts: The ball is 42 feet in circumference, weighs more than 6 tons and includes 29 different types of nylon binder.

Location: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, 3326 West Highway 76, Branson

Phone: (417) 337-5300

Pricing: Adults $16.95 + tax, children (ages 4-12) $8.95 + tax, children younger than 4 get in free

Hours: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day March 15 to Dec. 15; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day Dec. 16 to March 14

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World’s largest pecan

Location: James Pecan Farms Inc., 21474 Highway 24, Brunswick

Phone: (660) 548-3427

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays January to September; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day October to December

Pricing: Free

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World’s largest shuttlecock

Location: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City

Phone: (816) 751-1278

Pricing: Free

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The lobby opens 30 minutes before regular hours. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.

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World’s largest Vess soda bottle

Facts: 25 feet tall

Location: 1330 N. Sixth St., St. Louis

Phone: (314) 621-4972

World’s largest goose

Facts: It’s not a real goose, but a goose statue.

Address: Highway 139, Sumner

Hours: Daylight hours

World’s largest praying hands

Facts: 32 feet tall, weigh 100 tons

Location: Dawson Drive, Webb City

Phone number: (417) 673-1154

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World’s largest ball of string

Facts: 6 feet tall, weighs a little less than 3,000 pounds

Location: American Bowman Restaurant and O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 500 Welt St., Weston

Phone: (816) 640-5235

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays

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