“Meat Rushmore” Presides Over New York City In Honor Of National Jerky Day


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If I were a betting gal, I’d say our fine, upstanding former presidents were big fans of meat jerky. It travels well in times of war or peace and can stand the test of time. So Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are probably totally cool with their likenesses recreated in meat in honor of National Jerky Day.

Everyone, Meat Rushmore. Meat Rushmore, Everyone.

This feat of meat was built by more than 20 staffers with Wisconsin company Jack Link’s, a purveyor of — what else? — jerky. It’s resting in New York City’s Columbus Circle, standing at a finished height of 13 feet and width of 17 feet, reports the Huffington Post, after 20 staffers put in 1,400 hours building it, lovingly sculpting those meaty noses and prominent meaty brows.

That’s about 1,600 pounds of beef, pork and turkey jerky in the base, or around five miles of meaty road if each meat stick were to be laid out end to end.

It’s only there until 6 p.m. today, after which time it’ll be sent back to a new home at the company headquarters in Minong, WI.

This promo video goes behind the meatapalooza:

‘Meat Rushmore’ Sculpture Shows Presidents Covered In Jerky [Huffington Post]

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