Tuesday 19 September 2017

Buttery space shuttle at state fair

A space shuttle model made of butter is featuring at the Ohio State Fair
A space shuttle model made of butter is featuring at the Ohio State Fair

Cows aren't jumping over the moon in this year's Ohio State Fair butter sculptures, but the refrigerated exhibit does have a space travel theme.

Fair officials said the usual cow and calf made of butter are accompanied this year by a butter space shuttle and astronaut.

The American Dairy Association says the display pays tribute to the shuttle programme's 30-year legacy. The last space shuttle flight ended on Thursday with the landing of the Atlantis.

The trade group says in a news release that the butter sculptors "had a blast" creating the exhibit. The work took 475 hours and used 1,550 pounds (700 kilograms) of butter, about 6,200 sticks.

Last year's fair featured two NFL players and a giant football made of butter. The 158th Ohio State Fair opens on Wednesday.

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