Buttery space shuttle at 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.