For years now, I've been a member of a very fun organization called the Society for Commercial Archeology. The SCA is devoted to the history of the American roadside ... things like old diners, drive-in theatres, neon signs, Mom-and-pop motels, souvenir stands, and so on. And always, the quirkier the better!
I absolutely love stuff like that ... which is why I had to stop and take a photo while driving through East Glacier Park last October. It's not every day you get to see the World's Largest Purple Spoon.